Velocys appoints Wroley to manage delivery of fully integrated technology package

February 3, 2020 |

In the UK, Velocys announced the appointment of Worley to manage the delivery of its fully integrated technology package.

Worley is the partner in the development of pre-feasibility, feasibility and FEED packages for all projects in the Velocys portfolio. This allows Velocys to leverage synergies across multiple projects and geographies. Worley’s global reach allows an effective collaborative partnership to deliver projects worldwide.

The fully integrated technology package converts waste feedstocks into sustainable aviation and road transport fuels. Velocys has selected all the technology suppliers for its Bayou Fuels woody-biomass-to-fuels project in Natchez, Mississippi, USA. The same technology package will be used for the Altalto Immingham waste-to-fuels project in the UK.

The industry leading licensors were selected, after extensive due diligence and engineering assessment, to create an integrated technology solution consisting of five process steps (including Velocys’ own technology), each of which has been demonstrated at commercial scale on similar feedstocks:

Step   Process                           Licensor

1      Gasification                      TRI (ThermoChem Recovery International)

2      Syngas partial oxidation          Arvos Schmidtsche-Schack (SCS),  and cooling with Linde’s Hot Oxygen Burner Technology

3      Syngas clean-up & conditioning    Air Liquide Engineering & Construction

4      Fisher Tropsch (FT) hydrocarbon   Velocys  synthesis

5      Product upgrading                 Haldor Topsoe

The careful selection and combination of the above technologies provides a de-risked solution enabling the processing of different solid feedstocks (including both woody biomass and municipal solid waste), and sufficient flexibility to allow production of multiple products including Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (SPK) and diesel. A capture-ready carbon dioxide stream is also produced, enabling negative-emissions fuels wherever CO(2) usage or storage options are available, as is the case for the Bayou Fuels project.

Velocys has also successfully concluded an integrated piloting program culminating in the production of SPK, diesel and naphtha from representative Fischer Tropsch liquids.

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