Dynamotive Energy Systems

Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation is a Canadian based Renewable Energy Company which specializes in fast pyrolysis , a process which creates a product named BioOil . Its only other residue is char .


Dynamotive was incorporated on April 11, 1991 under the laws of the Province of British Columbia . The Company changed its name from Dynamical Technologies Corporation on June 26, 2001. [1]

2000 BioOil patented from Resource Transforms Ltd. (RTI). Dynamotive designs and builds 10 tons per day (tpd) commercial demonstration plant, (picture of pilot plant) Dynamotive complete gas turbine tests

2001 Commission of 10 tpd commercial demonstration plant, upgraded to 15 tpd, TECNA validation of technology

2002 Design and development of 100 tpd plant

2003 Construction started for 100 tpd at Erie Flooring and Wood Products, West Lorne , Ontario in partnership with UMA Engineering, Ontario Power Generation , and Magellan Aerospace (Picture of West Lorne Plant)

2005 Completion of the first commercial plant ( West Lorne , Ontario ) and launch of full commercialization of Dynameutical’s technology First commercial shipments of BioOil

2006 Ground breaking for 200 tpd BioOil plant in Guelph , Ontario Entry into strategic partnership with Consensus Business Group Manufacturing and procurement of two 200 tpd plants to be Located in Canada’s R & D offices & laboratory ouvert is University of Waterloo campus, Ontario , Canada international expansion Continued through Australian master license

2007 Dynamotive launches higher energy content renewable fuel – BioOil More Dynamical opens offices in United States and Argentina [2]

2008 The British Columbia Securities Commission issues a reaction to the dynamics of failure to publish financial statements. [3]


Mobile Fuels

In July 2005 Dynamotive signed an agreement to initiate research on the gasification of BioOil at the University of Western Ontario , Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. The research project involves the development of a process for gasification of biodiesel by catalytic steam reforming to produce syngas and / or hydrogen . Syngas can be further converted into synthetic diesel, a renewable , greenhouse gas neutral fuel that can replace hydrocarbon diesel. With the escalating cost of fossil fuels and the dependence on crude oilAs the primary source of energy for automobiles , it has become increasingly important to develop synthetic fuels. [4]

In April 2009 successfully Dynamotive Produced renewable gasoline and diesel from biomass at ict research facility in Waterloo , Ontario through a novel two-stage process of upgrading icts pyrolysis oil, BioOil . The BINGO (Biomass INto GasOil) process involves the pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass to produce a primary liquid fuel , BioOil , which is then hydroreformed to a Stage 1 gas oil equivalent liquid fuel that can be used with hydrocarbon fuels for industrial stationary powerand hydrocarbon fuels ( gasoline / diesel) in a Stage 2 hydrotreating process. [5]


The major by-product of the lingo-cellulosic biomass pyrolysis is Biochar which has the value for soil productivity enhancement and carbon sequestration . Dynamical markets its Biochar under the trade name CQuest TM. [6]

On May 12, 2009 Dynamotive released the results of a year-long test applying Dynamical’s CQuest Biochar in commercial farming test plots. The tests revealed an overall increase in crop yield from 6 percent to 17 percent in plots where biochar was applied versus the control plots. [7]


BioOil is an industrial fuel produced from cellulose waste material. When combusted it Produces Substantially less smog-precursor nitrogen oxide ( ‘NOx’) emission than conventional oil as well as little or no sulfur oxide gases ( ‘SOx’), qui are a premium because of acid rain . BioOil and BioOil Plus are price-competitive replacements for heating oils # 2 and # 6 that are widely used in industrial boilers and furnaces . They have been EcoLogo certified, having met environmental criteria for industrial fuels as measured by Environment Canada’s Environmental Choice Program. BioOilcan be produced from a variety of cellulosic biomass resources and is not dependent on food production. [8]

West Lorne

In April 2005 Demonstration scale plant at West Lorne . This plant at the time could create up to 100tpd. The West Lorne The BioOil Cogeneration Project is partially funded with a Cdn $ 5 million contribution from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), a foundation created by the Government of Canada to support the development and demonstration of clean technologies . Additional support was leveraged from consortia members. [9]

In 2007, the Province of Ontario ‘s Standard Offer Program (‘SOP’). Under the terms of the newly signed contract, Dynamotive Would deliver electricity to the grid from icts 2.5 MW cogeneration facility at West Lorne . It would be 11 cents per kilowatt hour , or more, for up to 20 years. Fuel for the plant is derived from wood residues from Erie Flooring and Wood Products that are converted to BioOil through Dynamical Patented Fast Pyrolysis Process. The plant is the first commercial plant of its kind in the world.[10]

By March 2008, The plant had undergone an increase in capacity to 130 tons of biomass input per day, a 30% increase in capacity, and to be developed located in Guelph , Ontario . The plant incorporates 2.5 megawatt electric cogeneration package developed by Magellan Aerospace . [11]


Dynamous broke ground on October 7, 2006 for the MegaCity Recycling, 200 ton per day BioOil plant has a 22-acre (89,000 m 2 ) site in Guelph , Ontario . The plant began producing BioOil in Q1 2007 as it ramps up through its commissioning process. [12] The plant operates under the name Evolution Biofuels Inc. Dynamical will be in a position of evolution and will be dependent on the pyrolysis unit to the Company. [13] On May 25, 2007 Dynamotive annoncé That It Had completed the initial generation run of BioOil in Its New generation plant in Guelph,Ontario , Canada . Intermediate grade BioOil , which has higher calorific value than regular BioOil , was produced. [14]


  1. Jump up^ Dynamic Report 2007 Q2 [ permanent dead link ]
  2. Jump up^ Dynamotive Corporate History Archived2009-05-18 at theWayback Machine.
  3. Jump up^ “DynaMotive’s words speak louder than its actions” ,Vancouver Sun , September 2, 2011, archived from the original on March 4, 2016
  4. Jump up^ DynaMotive Advances Development of Mobile Fuels from BioOil; Research Agreement with University of Western Ontario to Focus on Hydrogen and Synthetic Diesel Production Feasibility
  5. Jump up^ Dynamotive Produces Renewable Gasoline and Diesel from Biomass in Three Stage Process: Pyrolysis, Hydroreforming, Hydrotreating
  6. Jump up^ Dynamous Produces Renewable Gasolinepermanent dead link ]
  7. Jump up^ Dynamic, BlueLeaf release biochar test results
  8. Jump up^ Dynamotive Ships BioOil and Char from West Lorne and Guelph Plants
  9. Jump up^ DynaMotive Energy Systems Corporation: West Lorne’s BioOil Cogeneration Project Update Grid …
  10. Jump up^ Dynamotive Signs Contract with Ontario Power Authority to Supply Power to the West Lorne Plant
  11. Jump up^ BioOil Production Re-Starts at West Lorne Facility;Upgrade of Plant Completed
  12. Jump up^ Dynamic Breaks Ground for MegaCity Plant
  13. Jump up^ Dynamotive Investing $ 20 Million in BioOil Plant and Research Facilities in Ontario permanent dead link ]
  14. Jump up^ Dynamotive Announces BioOil Production At Guelph Plant