Envergent Technologies, a joint venture of Honeywells
UOP and Ensyn Corp., said Wednesday that it has been awarded an
award in the category of sustainable biofuels for its
contributions toward sustainable biopower generation facilities.
The award recognized Envergents RTP (rapid
thermal processing) technology to convert biomass into
renewable fuels that can be used in a variety of heat and power
applications, Honeywell said.
RTP is the only commercially proven process of its kind and the
only biomass conversion technology commercially operating
today that produces a liquid biofuel that can directly replace
petroleum-based fuel oil, officials said.
The award was presented in the category of sustainable
biopower generation facility at the World Biofuels Markets, a
leading event for the biofuels industry.
As the demand for renewable fuels increases, Envergent
is committed to innovation using sustainable resources and
bringing relevant technology to the marketplace that
will help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and improve our
environmental footprint, said Dave Cepla, managing
director for Envergent Technologies.
We are pleased to receive the Sustainable Biofuels
Award, and we look forward to continuing our development of
clean energy solutions, he added.
UOP noted that it had received a $25 million award from the
US Department of Energy to build an integrated biorefinery in Kapolei, Hawaii.
In 2011, it began construction of the demonstration
unit, which will convert forest residuals, algae and other
cellulosic biomass into pourable, liquid biofuel using RTP
This liquid biofuel will then be upgraded to green
transportation fuels using hydroprocessing technology from
Envergent Technologies is a joint venture of UOP and Ensyn
that combines nearly 100 years of refining and process technology
development from UOP and more than 25 years of commercial RTP
experience from Ensyn Corp., the company says.
Envergents RTP technology is currently in use in
seven commercial biomass processing plants in the US and