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March 20, 2002

Canadian Companies to Produce BioOil from Wood Waste

While ethanol and biodiesel fuels are surging ahead in the United States, two Canadian companies intend to build a demonstration plant to produce yet another renewable fuel, called BioOil. Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation has been operating a 10-ton-per-day pilot facility in Vancouver since last year, converting wood waste and agricultural wastes into a liquid fuel that can be burned in boilers, gas turbines, and diesel engines. Dynamotive announced in late February that it is working with Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) on a joint technical review of a 200-ton-per-day BioOil plant. As currently conceived, the BioOil plant would be built alongside a Canfor facility, converting its wood waste into BioOil, which would in turn be used to fuel kilns in the Canfor facility. DynaMotive produces the fuel using a high- temperature process called pyrolysis. See the DynaMotive press release.