TechnipFMC and BTG-BTL to build bio-oil production in Sweden

October 5, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, cars in Sweden will soon be powered by a fuel made from wood residues such as sawdust. TechnipFMC and the Dutch company BTG-BTL based in Twente will design and build a production facility in Sweden where wood residues will be converted into bio-oil.  The plant will convert roughly 35,000 – 40,000 tons of dry wood residues into oil each year using a special technology called pyrolysis. This oil is then processed in a refinery to produce advanced biofuels.

With this produced pyrolysis petrol an equivalent of 15,000 family cars can be powered per year. BTG-BTL and TechnipFMC have previously been awarded an order for building one production facility in Finland, with the possibility of extending to four. Here sawdust is converted into pyrolysis oil, which is then used to provide energy for various factories in Finland and the Netherlands.

The Swedish joint venture Pyrocell, consisting of the wood industry company Setra and the oil company Preem, will be utilising this new technology. Construction of the pyrolysis facility is scheduled to start this year and is scheduled to start production during 2021.

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