Strategic Partners

CORE Biofuel recognizes that strategic partners and other business stakeholders are needed to successfully commercialize its Green Gasoline process. CORE has been successful in attracting partners that include world industry leaders as well as specialist organizations with niche expertise.

CORE has entered into agreements with partners and service providers for:

  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction

  • Performance Guarantee / Risk Management

  • Gasoline Take-Off and Distribution

  • Process Design and Optimization

  • Feedstock Supply and Supply Management

  • Legal counsel




Technip Inc.

Technip Inc.

Construction Engineering


 

CORE BioFuel has selected Technip, a world renowned engineering firm in the energy industry, to complete the construction engineering of their first biorefinery. One of the many factors in choosing Technip is their established working relationship with two other CORE strategic partners – Energy Products of Idaho (now Outotec) and Air Products and Chemicals. Both firms have agreements with CORE for development of production equipment.

Technip, consistently recognized as the global leader in the syngas/hydrogen industry, has the skills and experience perfectly positioned to be Core BioFuel’s engineering/construction partner. Hydrogen is the most widely used industrial gas in the refining, chemical and petrochemical industries. The Group has provided more than 240 hydrogen production plants worldwide and has supplied more than 250 steam reformers.

Technip is a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry. From the deepest Subsea oil and gas developments to the largest and most complex Offshore and Onshore infrastructures, their 30,000 people are constantly offering the best solutions and most innovative technologies to meet the world’s energy challenges. Present in 48 countries, Technip has state‐of‐the‐art industrial assets on all continents and operates a fleet of specialized vessels for pipeline installation and subsea construction. Technip shares are listed on the NYSE Euro (next Paris) exchange and the USA over‐the‐counter (OTC) market as an American Depositary Receipt (ADR: TKPPK).

 



Aon Reed Stenhouse

Aon Reed Stenhouse

Performance Guarantee Insurance


 

CORE’s landmark Service Agreement with Aon Reed Stenhouse, sets a standard for innovative commercialization. Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc., an established provider of performance guarantees for industrial processes, will provide risk mitigation through complete overlapping insurance coverage throughout all stages of construction, commissioning and operations.

This coverage includes a process performance guarantee and is solidly based on the commercial history of each of the suppliers of major equipment in CORE’s process. It is structured specifically to provide loss of revenue coverage and financial security to biorefinery owners and investors.

Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc. provides insurance brokerage services, offering risk management, property and casualty insurance – as well as automobile insurance, retirement planning, estate, tax and succession planning; and life and disability insurance coverage services. Aon also provides change management and claims management services. The company was founded in 1850 and is based in Toronto, Canada with twenty-three additional offices across the country. AON Reed Stenhouse Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Aon Corporation, based in Edmonton, Alberta.

 



Elbow River

Elbow River LP

Gasoline Off-Take and Distribution Partner
 

CORE BioFuel has entered into an agreement with Elbow River Marketing LP., for the purchase and distribution of 100% of the gasoline produced by a CORE wood-to-gasoline facility to be built in Houston, British Columbia.

Elbow River Marketing Limited Partnership is a wholly owned subsidiary of Avenir Energy Corp. (AVF.UN). Avenir Energy trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Elbow River is a well respected and prominent wholesaler of propane, butane, olefins, natural gasolines, ethanol, asphalt, propylene, fuel oils and gas oils throughout all of North America. Its market niche is shipping product via tank car utilizing their large fleet of cars and close relationships with the railroads. In 2009 Elbow River had revenues of over $675 million.

 



EPI

Energy Products of Idaho (now Outotec)

Gasification Reactor Designer and Fabricator
 


CORE BioFuel has partnered with Energy Products of Idaho (now Outotec) and completed feasibility studies for the use of EPI gasification technology in the CORE Green Gasoline process. CORE is working with EPI to design the systems that will be used by CORE facilities to process wood fibre feedstock and produce a synthesis gas suitable for final gasoline production, and provide the gasification components for CORE plants.

EPI was founded in 1973 and is located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, nestled in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Originally located to be in the center of the timber industry, the company has since broadened its technology and market and is now a global supplier of renewable energy systems. EPI is a world leader in proprietary and patented technologies used to convert biomass and other waste fuels into usable forms of energy. EPI invented, patented, and produced the first commercial fluidized bed combustion system to be fired on biomass fuel and this technology has been applied to numerous industrial, commercial and utility operations.  

EPI has now produced nearly 100 systems which utilize more than 200 different varieties of solid and liquid fuels. In addition to pioneering biomass fluidized bed technology, EPI continues to lead the industry and their vast experience has lead to a stable of superior auxiliary and related proprietary technologies

 



AirProducts

Air Products

DME Reactor Designer
 


CORE BioFuel is in the process of finalizing licensing agreements with Air Products (NYSE:APD) to provide designs and specifications for the Syngas to DME reactors for CORE’s Green Gasoline facilities.

Air Products serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. In fiscal 2009, Air Products had revenues of $8.3 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,900 employees around the globe.

 



SCA

Sustainable Chemistry Alliance

Technology/Industry Advisors and Investor
 

The Sustainable Chemistry Alliance [SCA] was established in 2008 to promote growth and prosperity by fostering and supporting innovation, development, commercialization and related business activities and projects in the area of green and sustainable chemistry. SCA is an investor in CORE BioFuel and several members of their Board are providing CORE with insights and advice regarding industry and technology trends and events.

SCA invests in the commercialization of green, sustainable technologies that are beyond initial concept and into the piloting stage, focusing on areas where innovation in science and engineering can bring about major advances in sustainability. SCA has eight equity investments to date. Sustainable chemistry is playing an important role in the development of solutions to the impacts of climate change, peak oil, energy security, the need for safe water, and the use of scarce natural resources. The increasing global demand for green and safer products offers the opportunity to create thousands of new jobs for Canadians and SCA serves this emerging new industry.

SCA’s headquarters are in the Bioindustrial Innovation Centre at the Sarnia-Lambton Campus of the University of Western Ontario Research Park.

 





Technip Inc. 
Construction Engineering

Aon Reed Stenhouse
Performance Guarantee Insurance

Elbow River Marketing LP
Gasoline Off-Take and Distribution Partner

EPI - Energy Products  of Idaho (now Outotec)
Gasification Reactor Designer and Fabricator

Air Products
DME Reactor Designer

Sustainable Chemistry Alliance
Technology / Industry Advisor and Investor