Biozin Holding AS has awarded Pöyry with the Owner's Engineering Services assignment for the pre-engineering phase for the planned biozin production plant in Norway.
Vantaa/Finland — The new plant will convert biomass to liquid biocrude that will be sold and further processed into transportation fuels in oil refineries. The work is scheduled to be carried out between 2018 and 2020.
Production of biozin will be based on the licenced technology IH2 — licence held by CRI/Criterion Catalyst Company Limited. The IH2 technology is a technology used to convert woody biomass and forest residues feedstock into renewable, low carbon, clean burning hydrocarbon transportation fuels.
Biozin Holding,owned by Biozin, a subsidiary of the Norwegian sawmill company Bergene Holm. Biozin and the Swedish oil company Preem, has entered into a cooperation agreement with the intention to realise a full scale biozin production plant located adjacent to the Bergene Holm sawmill in Åmli in southern Norway.
A production plant will consume about 700,000 m3 of feedstock and produces 120,000 m3 biozin, a biocrude that will be refined into normal transportation fuels. Preem will purchase biozin from the plant, for further processing and distribution. The sustainable by-product biocarbon from biozi® production can be applied in a variety of applications. The project's total cost is expected to be approximately $ 419 million. The aim is to establish more production facilities in Southern Norway.