SynTech Bioenergy opens Hawaii office

By SynTech Bioenergy | July 10, 2017

SynTech Bioenergy, a Denver-based renewable energy technology company, has opened its first Hawaii office for sales and field service in Honolulu.  The office will support local installations of SynTech Bioenergy’s technology for delivering clean energy through advanced thermal conversion of biomass and other waste materials.

The office will be headed by Chris Guay, who has over 15 years of experience working in the renewable energy industry. A Punahou School graduate, Guay was born and raised in Hawaii.

Developing viable, cost-effective alternative energy technologies is especially critical for Hawaii, which is impacted by high energy prices and a strong dependence on imported fossil fuels.  “Energy security is a big issue in Hawaii,” said Guay. “SynTech’s biomass energy systems will contribute to the growth of local renewable energy resources and achieving the State’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2045.”

SynTech’s BioMax systems are housed in standard ISO shipping containers, making them easy to transport and install. The BioMax units are modular and scalable for electrical output from 165 kW up to 1 MW.  They can be powered by a variety of biomass and waste materials, such as wood chips, nut shells, and fruit pits. The only byproduct is a high grade organic biochar, which can be used as a soil amendment and meets current standards for activated carbon for use in air and water filtration.  The systems are fully automated, can be operated and controlled remotely, and neither use nor produce water.

Additional units are planned for California, Texas and Japan. In addition to BioMax, SynTech’s technologies include FluiMax, a fluidized bed gasification system suitable for larger applications and processing a wider range of waste materials, and LiquiMax, a proprietary Fischer-Tropsch gas-to-liquids technology for producing liquid fuels from natural gas and waste-derived gases.