Sundrop Fuels of Colorado has selected technology of ThyssenKrupp Uhde for what will be one of the first renewable gasoline production facilities in the world. A comprehensive Front End Engineering and License Agreement concerning Uhde's High-Temperature Winkler (HTW) process for biomass gasification as a key element of the future plant, was recently signed.
Longmont,Colorado; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/USA; Dortmund/Germany – Th 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 Alexnadria, Louisiana is scheduled to begin late this year.
Sundrop Fuels and Uhde Corporation of America sign FEED and License Agreement
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 3,500 barrels of ultra-clean, grade gasoline per day and is planned to begin operation in late 2014. Long lead items will be ordered within the next few months.
"Our partnership with ThyssenKrupp Uhde represents a critical milestone toward Sundrop Fuels mission to help meet the world's renewable fuels needs," said Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Wayne Simmons. "Working together, our companies will deploy many larger scale, drop-in biofuel facilities, creating tremendous long-term benefits for both the environment and the global economy. We look forward to many exciting milestone ahead."
High Demands for Biomass and Natural Gas on the American Energy Market
An international task force consisting of engineering teams from all involved companies, such as Sundrop Fuels, ThyssenKrupp Uhde, technology providers, licensors, engineering and construction companies and consulting and owners engineers are working in full swing on the execution of the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) work.
ThyssenKrupp Uhde is a leading company in coal and biomass gasification and has over 70 years of experience in coal gasification. Due to the current energy market situation, Uhde Corporation of America sees a
significant increase in the demand for biomass and natural gas for alternative energy projects; the Sundrop Fuels plant is one that will demonstrate the suitability of biomass as a reliable and cost-effective source for generation of highly valuable transportation fuels.