Cortus Energy supplies syngas to Höganäs for first furnace test firing
In Sweden, biomass gasification technology developers Cortus Energy AB has announced that its client Höganäs AB has received a first sample delivery of syngas from Cortus' facility for renewable energy in Höganäs. The green gas has been used for test firing in a heating furnace that has been converted for operation with biomass-derived syngas to replace natural gas.
Inaugurated in June 2108, the industrial-scale biomass gasification plant is built adjacent to the Swedish metal powder and powder products manufacturer Höganäs AB. The first of its kind facility, the 6 MW biomass gasification plant uses Cortus’s proprietary “WoodRoll” technology to produce green syngas to displace fossil gas currently used by Höganäs in its iron powder manufacturing process.
A day of joy for us at Cortus in Höganäs to finally be able to deliver syngas for tests at Höganäs AB, which has now taken a small step closer to a truly renewable energy supply, remarked Rolf Ljunggren, Founder and Deputy CEO of Cortus.
In March 2020, Cortus produced the first syngas at the Höganäs gasification plant and now Höganäs AB has received a first sample delivery of syngas for test firing in a converted heating furnace.
The test is part of the preparations that are being made for future more extensive syngas deliveries after the rebuilding of Cortus’ facility, which will begin imminently.
For us at Cortus, it is a significant step forward to be able to carry out a test delivery to Höganäs. We can now start our rebuilding project with the insight that our syngas deliveries to Höganäs AB will give the intended result. A result that we now dare to hope is not too far away, said Håkan Sigfridsson, CEO of Cortus Energy.
The firing test has been carried out with good results for both parties.
We have finally been able to test-fire syngas produced on-site in Höganäs in our heating furnace and are delighted that this first attempt worked so well. We look forward to starting more comprehensive tests in our production. The syngas from Cortus is an important piece of the puzzle in our work towards becoming climate neutral, said Magnus Pettersson, Project Manager at Höganäs.