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SunGas Renewables, Hatch partner on biomass gasification venture

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US firm SunGas Renewables, a supplier of biomass gasification systems, has entered into a strategic alliance with Hatch, a global advisory, development consulting, multidisciplinary engineering and project delivery firm.

The partnership will leverage the companies’ technical expertise, engineering capabilities, and market knowledge to accelerate the deployment of SunGas’ biomass gasification system.

SunGas’ gasification systems are based on pressurised fluidised bed technology, originally developed by the Gas Technology Institute (GTI). The technology platform generates syngas from woody biomass in the large scale production of renewable, low-carbon fuels and chemicals.

In a statement, SunGas said Hatch brings “unparalleled” engineering competence and “project execution horsepower” to the partnership, supporting the firm in providing customers with better value, predictable delivery, and critical support throughout their project lifecycles.

Vann Bush, president of SunGas Renewables, said: “We see this alliance as an important step for SunGas to effectively and efficiently serve a growing market, by combining our gasification technology heritage with a reputable global engineering company.

“Hatch has a deep bench of seasoned practitioners for the design and deployment of energy systems that is aligned with our company’s vision of being the premier provider of biomass gasification systems across the globe.”

Robert Francki, global managing director of energy at Hatch, commented: “The work that GTI and SunGas are doing to create the technology-enablers to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and turn the tide on climate change suits society’s pressing needs.

“We are proud to partner with SunGas and contribute our unique capability to engineer integrated, technologically advanced, and complex facilities and our deep custom equipment design skills.”