KBR was selected by Houston-based CRI Catalyst Co. as the
preferred engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner
supporting the licensed design of IH2 technology for
commercial-scale facilities, the companies confirmed
Commercial-scale facilities are defined as having
greater than 330-tons/day dry biomass feed rates, according to
Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide basic
engineering services for broad, full-scale commercial
deployment of IH2 units. IH2 technology is a cost-effective
catalytic thermo-chemical process to produce liquid
transportation fuels from renewable resources.
The process converts cellulosic biomass directly to fungible
hydrocarbon fuels and blend stocks using proprietary technology developed by the Gas
Technology Institute and proprietary catalysts developed by
The process is designed to have low environmental impact.
KBR is pleased to support CRI in their efforts for IH2
Technology commercialization, said David Zelinski,
president of the downstream business for KBR.
Our experience with the proven technology components of
an IH2 technology processing facility will serve to meet the
rapid implementation timelines of CRIs IH2 Technology licensors.