Ensyn produces a biocrude from forest and agricultural residues using its proprietary thermal technology. Ensyn's biocrude has been in commercial production for over 25 years for the generation of food ingredients, natural chemicals and heating fuels. Ensyn is expanding into the production of low carbon transportation fuels and has entered into Product Supply Agreements with refiners in the United States.
Ensyn is now expanding its production capacity for a broader commercialization of heating and cooling fuels and for the production of low carbon feedstocks for petroleum refineries in an application known as Refinery Co-processing. Refinery Co-processing involves the use of Ensyn's biocrude as a low carbon feedstock in Fluid Catalytic Cracker units in existing refineries for the production of ASTM specification gasoline and diesel. Refinery Co-processing represents a significant-scale opportunity for the deployment of Ensyn's commercially-proven technology. Ensyn has established an broad array of strategic alliances with industry leaders across its supply chain to support for the commercial deployment of this application.
Ensyn owns and operates a commercial production facility in Ontario, Canada from which it sells biocrude to industrial and commercial heating customers in the U.S. and Canada. The Ontario facility has been qualified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program. These biocrude shipments to heating clients in the U.S. are generating D7 Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) under the RFS program.
Additional biocrude production capacity is currently under construction in Port Cartier, Quebec; with additional development underway in Aracruz, Brazil; and Dooley County, Georgia. The Quebec project reached financial close in June, 2016 and commissioning is expected to begin in December 2017.