Innovating clean, renewable energy sytems

shapeimage_1Norampac TRI Gasification System

TRI provided the world’s first commercial low-temperature black liquor gasification system to Norampac, a division of Cascades Paper, at its Trenton, Ontario (Canada) facility.  The proprietary TRI system provides operational flexibility for the paper mill to process virgin fiber while meeting environmental mandates by gasifying its black liquor to produce energy and recover valuable pulping chemicals.  As a result the mill has remained open when many, newer Canadian mills have had to close.

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TRI Process Demonstration Unit

Our process demonstration unit (PDU) at TRI’s advanced development center  in Durham, NC, has completed fully-integrated trials converting biomass and municipal solid waste to biofuels and biochemicals. To date, we have logged over 10,000 hours of steam reforming and gas clean-up, with over 4,500 hours of biofuels production.

fighter-jet-f16_smUpgrading Fischer-Tropsch Liquids to On-Spec Military and Jet Fuels

TRI has successfully demonstrated that the F-T products generated in the PDU can be upgraded to certified ASTM fuels, including Synthesized Paraffinic Kerosene (SPK), suitable for blending with fossil jet fuel, F-76 Naval Distillate in compliance with NATO diesel requirements and ASTM D-975 cold weather diesel. This very important accomplishment supports the demonstration of TRI’s technology in providing renewable, strategically sourced fuels for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Project Sierra

Project Sierra

TRI has licensed a 500 dry ton per day biomass feeder and gasification system to Fulcrum Biofuels for the conversion of the prepared MSW feedstock to syngas. The Project Sierra biorefinery has been designed to produce more than 11 million gallons per year of renewable FT syncrude from approximately 170,000 tons of prepared MSW feedstock. This renewable FT syncrude will be upgraded and processed into SPK jet fuel blend product. The Sierra BioFuels Plant is scheduled to begin commercial operations in 2017.