‘Drop-in’ biofuels production facility in Louisiana will apply HTW gasification
By Gerald Ondrey |
Sundrop Fuels, Inc. (Longmont, Colo. www.sundropfuels.com) has signed a comprehensive front end engineering and license agreement with Uhde Corp. of America (Pittsburgh, Pa.) for design of what will be one of the first renewable gasoline production facilities in the world. As part of the agreement, Sundrop Fuels has selected ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH’s (Dortmund, Germany; www.uhde.eu) High-Temperature Winkler (HTW) process for biomass gasification as a key element of the plant. The fully integrated production plant will convert biomass by means of commercially available gasification, gas purification, methanol synthesis and methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) processes into affordable, immediately usable renewable gasoline. Construction of the “drop-in” biofuels plant located near Alexandria, La. is scheduled to begin late this year.
The contracts were concluded between Sundrop Fuels and Uhde Corp. of America, which belongs to the ThyssenKrupp group. Uhde Corp. of America is business partner of ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH.
The Sundrop Fuels project will uniquely combine natural gas with wood-waste biomass for the generation of environment-friendly and sustainable clean transportation fuels. The plant will have a capacity of approximately…