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Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL), also known as hydrous pyrolysis, is a thermochemical depolymerisation process in an enclosed reactor to convert wet biomass into biocrude oil and chemicals at moderate temperature (typically 300–350°C) and high pressure 220 bar.
The capacity of one unit manufactured by Circlia Nordic is of 25.999 cubic meters of wet matter per year. Depending of the quantity of wet matter, approximately 2000 tons of bio-crude can be produced per year in our units.
Our units have an electricity consumption of 150kWH
The main product from our HTL facility can be upgraded at a refinery, to drop-in jet fuel and heavy fuel for the part of the transport sector that cannot be electrified sustainably. The bio-crude produced is a mixture of heavy and light molecules, which easily can be converted to bunker fuel.
With further research the bio-crude can be used as a core material in the petrochemical industry, to produce plastics, chemicals, etc. This will significantly reduce the C0₂ footprint of these industries while keeping the traditional production flows in place.
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