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Haldor Topsoe technology selected for revamp to renewable diesel production

January 28/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- The project will convert an existing hydrocracker for the production of low-carbon renewable diesel from soybean oil, resulting in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared to hydrocarbon diesel, said Hydrocabonprocessing.

The renewable diesel is expected to meet the ASTM D975 diesel specification and qualify for programs such as the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

"By leveraging assets already in place, particularly the existing hydrocracker unit and underutilized hydrogen plant at our Wynnewood refinery, we believe we can deliver one of the lowest-cost renewable diesel projects in the industry, says Dave Lamp, CEO & President of CVR Energy, Inc.

We are very proud that CVR Energy, Inc. has chosen HydroFlex for this significant revamp project. This proven technology is the preferred choice for refiners leading the industry adaptation of renewable fuels, and it is a privilege to add yet another US project to our portfolio in line with Topsoes vision to be recognized as the world leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024, says Henrik Rasmussen, Managing Director of Haldor Topsoe, The Americas.

Topsoes HydroFlex is the industry-leading technology for production of renewable jet and diesel. This commercially proven technology provides refiners with lower CAPEX, lower OPEX, and better carbon intensity (CI) score. HydroFlex can be deployed in both grassroots units and revamps for co-processing or stand-alone applications.

As MRC reported earlier, Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in the Americas and a world leader in the production of biopolymers, and Denmark-based Haldor Topsoe, a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology, and services for the chemical and refining industries, announced in November 2020 that they had achieved their first-ever demo-scale production of bio-based monoethylene glycol (MEG).

MEG is used to produce polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is used in the manufacturing of plastic bottles, films, packaging containers, in the textile and food industries.

As per MRC's ScanPlast, Russia's estimated PET consumption reached 61,110 tonnes in November 2020, up by 1%  year on year. Overall PET consumption in Russia reached 648,110 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020, down by 18% year of year.

Haldor Topsoe is a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology, and services to the chemical and refining industries. Topsoe aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. By perfecting chemistry for a better world, we enable our customers to succeed in the transition towards renewable energy. Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark and serves customers around the globe.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, crude oil, PP, PE, monoethylene glycol (MEG), PET-granulate, neftegaz, petrochemistry, Braskem.
Category:General News
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