Cortus builds biomass gasification plant2011-02-17 The Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) has decided to financially support the building of a plant for the gasification of biomass to green energy gas. The purpose is to gasify biomass in full scale in a new way to replace fossil fuels. Behind the patented process is the Swedish innovation company Cortus.
The project is an up scaling of previous pilot projects to verify the production flow of the patented WoodRoll® process that Cortus has developed, before building a major demonstration plant in Köping, Sweden.
“For us it is a very important step that we have received the Swedish Energy Agency's acceptance of our technology for the indirectly heated gasification WoodRoll process”, says Rolf Ljunggren, Cortus CEO.
Cortus builds the integrated production flow plant where the drying, pyrolysis and gasification of different biofuels can be run in the scale of 500 kW. The plant is expected to be in operation in spring 2011. The project also includes performing process samples prior to building the ten times larger demonstration plant in Köping.
The plant is built in cooperation with Torkapparater AB, Concordance AB, AGA Gas AB, ÅF and Sandvik Heating Technology, among others. Funding comes from the Swedish Energy Agency, Triple Steelix, Movexum and Cortus.
This project is the first step in a planned collaboration on the production and supply of gasification plants, where the above parties see great potential.
“We expect that the experience gained on the production flow of the WoodRoll® process through this project will be important for our future demonstration plant in Köping and strengthen our offering of cost effective and innovative bio-energy solutions for power, transport and process industries. An important goal for us is of course to demonstrate a process that builds confidence and creates opportunities for new business for our Swedish and international stakeholders”, says Rolf Ljunggren.
Cortus AB’s mission is to provide cost effective and innovative bio-energy solutions for power, transport and process industries based on the patented gasification technology WoodRoll ®.
For more information see: www.cortus.se