Dynamotive Energy Systems, a Canada-based renewable energy company, is planning to restart operations at its 200 tonne per day (dry input capacity) bio-oil plant in Guelph, Ontario, in the fourth quarter of this year.

The Guelph pyrolysis plant comprises eight fully assembled modules, and when fully operational, it will process 66,000 dry tons of biomass per year with an energy output equivalent to 130,000 barrels of oil.

Dynamotive Energy said that the plant was constructed using modules that minimize on-site activities and allow for rapid deployment, and it incorporated the latest technology and innovations in the field when built in 2007/08.

In support of the restart, the company commenced a program to secure biomass for the plant in the Ontario market.