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A mandate from European Commission for making a standard for pyrolysis oil

04.02.2014

A European standard for pyrolysis oil is being drawn up. Green Fuel Nordic Oy is in the working group preparing the standard.

The European Commission has given a mandate to CEN (European Committee for Standardization) for developing standards and technical specifications for pyrolysis oil. Work has been delegated to one of the tecnical committees (TC) of CEN, which, in turn, has set up a new working group (WG) for the work.

In practice, work is coordinated by Finnish Petroleum Federation, which is an affiliate of the Finnish Standards Association SFS. The standard is being prepared by CEN’s Technical Committee TC 19’s Work Group 41, which includes a working group chairman and secretary, as well as expert members from industry (e.g. pyrolysis oil producers and burner manufacturers) and research institutions. Green Fuel Nordic Oy is in the group as an expert member.

”The European Standardization work is very positive from Green Fuel Nordic’s point of view, as the standard speeds up and helps to facilitate the commercialization of a new product, as well as accessing to the market”, says Timo Saarelainen, Green Fuel Nordic Oy.

The working group is responsible for, among other things, carrying through the testing program for determining proper quality parameters, selecting the appropriate testing methods, as well as futher develop accuracy and suitability of testing methods for pyrolysis oil specifications.

Currently the aim is to develop standards for pyrolysis oil to replace heavy and light fuel oil in industrial and energy production boilers. In addition, a technical specification will be prepared for pyrolysis oil replacing fuel oil in internal combustion engines.

At a later stage – for example if the market so requires – specifications can be drawn up for pyrolysis oil used in other applications.

Additional information

Finnish Petroleum Federation
Specialist Virpi Nummisalo
tel. +358 40 516 5874
Virpi.nummisalo(at)oil.fi

Green Fuel Nordic Oy
Project Engineer Jerkko Starck
tel. +358 44 773 8589
Jerkko.starck(at)greenfuelnodric.fi
 

Green Fuel Nordic Oy is a Finnish biorefining company. The company’s business idea is to utilize commercially proven RTP™ technology for the production of second-generation bio-oil from local, renewable, forest-based biomass. The off-take is a liquid, low-carbon and sulfur-free bio-oil that can directly replace light and heavy fuel oil in renewable energy applications. In the upcoming years, Green Fuel Nordic Oy aims to build several biorefineries in Finland. The company, established in October 2011, is headquartered in Kuopio, Finland. www.greenfuelnordic.fi

Green Fuel Nordic Oy is a Finnish biorefining company. The company’s business idea is to utilize commercially proven RTP™ technology for the production of second-generation bio-oil from local, renewable, forest-based biomass. The off-take is a liquid, low-carbon and sulfur-free bio-oil that can directly replace light and heavy fuel oil in renewable energy applications. In the upcoming years, Green Fuel Nordic Oy aims to build several biorefineries in Finland. The company, established in October 2011, is headquartered in Kuopio, Finland. www.greenfuelnordic.fi - See more at: http://greenfuelnordic.fi/press_releases#sthash.Yz2V9xnl.dpuf

Green Fuel Nordic Oy is a Finnish biorefining company. The company’s business idea is to utilize commercially proven RTP™ technology for the production of second-generation bio-oil from local, renewable, forest-based biomass. The off-take is a liquid, low-carbon and sulfur-free bio-oil that can directly replace light and heavy fuel oil in renewable energy applications. In the upcoming years, Green Fuel Nordic Oy aims to build several biorefineries in Finland. The company, established in October 2011, is headquartered in Kuopio, Finland. www.greenfuelnordic.fi - See more at: http://greenfuelnordic.fi/press_releases#sthash.Yz2V9xnl.dpuf
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