Titan uses several proprietary and commercial technologies to convert biomass into value-added products. These include thermal extrusion, pelleting, pyrolysis, and bio-chemical extraction.
The goal of many in the renewable energy sector is to develop a biomass bio-refinery. A bio-refinery is a facility that integrates biomass conversion processes to produce fuels and other products such as chemicals from biomass. The biorefinery concept is analogous to petroleum refineries which produce multiple grades of oil and gasoline and specialty products such as lubricants and plastics from petroleum. All of the technologies used by Titan can be used in series or parallel to facilitate this goal of a bio-refinery facility. Titan’s Craik facility is one of the few advanced biorefineries in Canada.
Titan accepts creosote contaminated bridge timbers and rail ties, processing the material to remove the creosote and mitigate the amount of contamination at various stockpile sites around Saskatchewan.