Biomass

Cat-HTR is the next-generation of biomass to oil technologies, offering a high value, low emissions alternative to burning or burying biomass, helping to transition to a low carbon circular economy. 

Cat-HTR

Compared to both pyrolysis and gasification, the Cat-HTR™ process produces significantly higher yields of renewable biocrude, at a lower energy intensity. 

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A low-carbon circular economy with the Cat-HTR advanced recycling platform

 

The world’s most advanced hydrothermal liquefaction technology

 

 

 

Our Cat-HTR™ technology is at the core of our partners processes.

We partner with other industry leaders who share our vision for a lower carbon future.

 

 

 

 
 

Advantages for biomass 

Compared to both pyrolysis and gasification, the Cat-HTR™ process produces significantly higher yields of biocrude at a lower energy intensity. 

Lower carbon footprint due to a relatively low reaction temperatures (~300°C) unlike pyrolysis (~500°C) and gasification (~700°C).  

HTL produces a superior biocrude vs. Pyrolysis: 

  • >50% more energy density (HHV); 
  • much lower oxygen content; 
  • less corrosive; 
  • easier to mix; 
  • more stable; 
  • easily transportable. 
  • HTL embraces moisture in biomass; 
  • ability to use wider range of feedstocks. 

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