Energy production with a broad range of applications

Renewable fuels for several applications such as household heating, diesel for trucks and buses, maritime and industry. Some typical characteristics are low sulfur and ash rates and good mechanical abilities. 
Here is a resume' of some interesting products for the Scandinavian market. The prices are valid February 2011.



Heating oil class 1

Applications: Heating of residential buildings and industry.   


Heating oil is a light and clear diesel oil that is primarily used for heating of residential buildings and office buildings. The Swedish market in 2009 was 654 183 m3 and is declining since the 1970s. 

Heating oil class 1 has good potentials for the Swedish market. Fossil counterparts are heavily encumbered with environmental taxes which makes renewable clones profitable.

Bunker oil

Applications: Maritime transport fuel            


Bunker oil is a generic term for a number of oils that are used as maritime furnace and diesel fuels. The sulfur and ash content varies strongly between different classes of bunker oils.

The MSP- technology has potential to produce top quality bunker oils such as Marine Gas Oil (MGO) and Marine Diesel Oil (MDO). 
Fossil bunker oil is not subject for environmental taxes which reduce the profit for renewable clones but the segment can still generate a reasonable profit.

Heating oil 2-6


Applications: Heating of industrial premises, DPG, diesel locomotives.  


Heating oil class 2-6 is used for heating of industrial premises, stationary electric generators, distributed heat, electric production and fuel for diesel locomotives. The sulfur and ash content varies between 0,05- 0,5%. The demand of heating oil is quite stable in Sweden (670800 m3 per year) and in Norway.
The market for renewable heating oils is attractive since the fossil based counterparts have high environmental taxes and because of the market for carbon trade.


Applications: Trucks and buses


Diesel oil is used as fuel for trucks and buses. Production of high quality diesel is complicated due to the specifications and slow certification process from engine manufactures. Insurances for engine breakdowns will not apply if the fuel is of fluctuating quality. The diesel products need to be distilled either on- site or at a commercial reafinery. Bionic Group is developing a small refinery that will be available in a couple of years .
The demand for diesel is stable and increasing in Sweden (4,8 M m3 per year) and in Norway. 
Diesel oil has good potentials since fossil counterparts are subjects to environmental taxes.


Applications: Power production and central heating    


Coal is a residue product from the MSP process. The amount produced varies between 10- 15% of input feed stock. Coal made of renewable feed stocks has good potentials on the Scandinavian market. The typical customers are power and heat producers.



About 10% of the feedstock is transformed into volatile gases that are used for on-site generation of 600 kWh. A MSP plant consumes about 400 kW and is therefore self supporting. The surplus may be sold to the grid.