KBR Selected by CRI Catalyst Company LP to Develop Engineering Packages for IH2 Process

January 17, 2013 |

In Texas, KBR announced it was selected by CRI Catalyst Company (CRI) as the preferred Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) partner supporting licensed design of IH2 technology commercial scale facilities, having greater than 330-tons/day dry biomass feed rates. Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide Basic Engineering services for broad, full scale commercial deployment of IH2 units. IH2 technology is a cost-effective catalytic thermo-chemical process to produce liquid transportation fuels from renewable resources.

The process converts cellulosic biomass directly to fungible hydrocarbon fuels and blend stocks using proprietary technology developed by the Gas Technology Institute and proprietary catalysts developed by CRI. The process is designed to have low environmental impact.  “KBR is pleased to support CRI in their efforts for IH2 Technology commercialization,” said David Zelinski, President, KBR Downstream. “Our experience with the proven technology components of an IH2 technology processing facility will serve to meet the rapid implementation timelines of CRI’s IH2 Technology licensors.”

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