APP Wins Three IChemE Awards

APP, Cadent, Progressive Energy and UCL were very successful at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2018, last night in Manchester, UK.  The BioSNG project picked up three awards in total, including the coveted Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by ExxonMobil.

The project also picked up the Energy Award sponsored by Rolls-Royce and the Sustainability Award sponsored by Unilever.

This consortium has developed an innovative and highly competitive process to convert biomass and municipal solid waste into BioSNG, a sustainable, drop-in replacement for natural gas that can be used to heat homes and power heavy-duty vehicles. The patented process design, which has been demonstrated at pilot scale, includes a two-stage gasification process and a simplified catalytic train, which helps maximise yield and minimises residues and effluents from the process. The project led to the development of the world’s first commercial demonstration plant to produce renewable, low-carbon BioSNG by gasification of household waste.

Andy Cornell, APP’s Commercial Director, said: “I’m really pleased that an organisation as prestigious as the IChemE has recognised the importance of the BioSNG project.  We have been delighted to work with the consortium on the development of the BioSNG process.  It demonstrates how our Gasplasma® technology can be used to produce advanced biofuels from waste and biomass.”

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