Alder Fuels has selected BTG Bioliquids to be part of the first Alder Greencrude (AGC) processing facility in the United States, producing 1 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel.
The first step in the fuel manufacturing process is the conversion of sustainable biomass residues into fast pyrolysis bio-oil.
As one of the world’s leading providers of fast pyrolysis technologies, BTG Bioliquids is developing production facilities through its engineering, procurement and construction partner TechnipEnergies.
These plants aim to convert non-food, diverse and sustainable biomass sources into fast pyrolysis bio-oil, which can help supplant our dependence on fossil fuels.
Alder’s patented process uniquely upgrades fast pyrolysis oil into AGC, which can then be converted into ready-to-use SAF and chemicals using existing bio- and petroleum refining infrastructure.
Developed in close collaboration with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, AGC can achieve greenhouse gas reductions of over 80% compared to fossil jet fuel, becoming carbon negative depending on the feedstock used.
Honeywell UOP, one of the world’s leading technology suppliers to the global refining industry, has entered into a strategic partnership with Alder Fuels to facilitate mechanical design and commercialization and guarantee their proprietary process.
Bryan Sherbacow, President and CEO of Alder Fuels said, “The initial phase of the AGC process is technology neutral, which allows us to pursue a range of vendors to advance our mission. BTG Bioliquids’ technology has been selected for this phase at the groundbreaking Alder Greencrude production site, which will be located in the Southeastern United States.
“BTG Bioliquids and our existing strategic partnership with Honeywell UOP play an essential role in de-risking, enabling rapid and global commercial scaling.” Gerhard Muggen, Managing Director of BTG Bioliquids added: “BTG Bioliquids is proud that Alder Fuels chose our proprietary technology that will enable them to become the world’s leading provider of SAF. We are confident that our fast pyrolysis technology will help Alder Fuels achieve its ambitious business goals and look forward to a fruitful collaboration.”
The Alder Fuels site is scheduled to begin full-scale commercial production in 2024, and rapid pyrolysis bio-oil conversion testing of Alder’s feedstock has been completed at both BTG pilot and demonstration plants in the Netherlands.