Technical and market evaluation of production of stabilized pyrolysis oil via catalytic hydrotreatment – step 2

Cortus AB’s concept, WoodRoll®, is based on a combination of pyrolysis and gasification with the main purpose to convert residues from the forest industry to a pure bio-based synthesis gas. As a complement to the existing technology, it is of interest to expand the concept to become more flexible and be able to extract high-quality biobased fuels and chemicals via upgrading of the pyrolysis vapors together with the use of internally produced hydrogen/synthesis gas.

In the first hypothesis project, the production of stabilized pyrolysis oil, via catalytic hydrotreatment of pyrolysis vapors, was verified. The purpose of this project is to further evaluate the concept with regards to both a technical and market perspectives. The project will be performed by Cortus AB, RISE and Preem.


Cortus AB, Preem and RISE AB.

Budget & time plan

The project’s total budget is 6,2 MSEK and the project runs during two years – between November 2022 and November 2024.

Verification of production of stabilized pyrolysis oil at Cortus – step 1