Demonstration-Scale Integrated Bio-Refinery

Innovative Solutions

The project scope included a fully-integrated scale-up of a proprietary heterotrophic algal oil biomanufacturing process, which was supported by the DOE for the development of advanced military fuels and premium oils production. The project consisted of cookers, material handling, cooling towers, chillers, power distribution, high pressure presses, steam drum dryers, storage tanks, centrifuges, filters, insulation, piping, steel work, heavy foundations, HVAC, fire protection, and utility tie-ins.

ITAC provided preliminary engineering, full-service engineering and design, and PLC automation services. During the preliminary engineering phase, multiple sites were evaluated for constructability. We designed and built all PLC and VFD control panels. ITAC provided all supervisory SCADA PLC programming and coordinated interface of the PLC sequences with 4 other OEM suppliers for total project controls and monitoring. We also provided technical expertise for the PHA and DHA reviews.​ Our construction services included site management, safety management, material control, project/schedule controls, and trade discipline supervision.