Rapid Thermal Process™ is a highly efficient, commercially established technology platform
Rapid Thermal Process (RTP™) is a biofuel technology that has been developed and demonstrated at the commercial scale over the past two decades by our technology partner, Ensyn Corporation. Analogous to the Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) process widely used in the petroleum refining industry, RTP™ utilises a circulating fluidised bed reactor system. In the process, biomass is introduced into a vessel and rapidly heated to 500ºC by a tornado of hot sand. The vapour is then rapidly cooled, instantaneously generating a relatively high yield (i.e., approx 75 wt%) of liquid product: RTP™ Green Fuel.
The process also produces by-product char and non-condensable gas, both of which can be efficiently harnessed to provide process energy. This energy can be used in the reheater to maintain the RTP™ process, and/or in the dryers to condition the biomass (pre-treatment).