As the world moves to cleaner forms of energy, renewable fuels offer an immediate method to decarbonize the transition period. Once fully operational in 2024, the facility will produce renewable diesel, gasoline and sustainable jet fuel from used cooking and soybean oils, waste fats and greases.
The project is a landmark development and part of a portfolio for renewable and sustainable fuel production. The refinery conversion offers a dual benefit – simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the site by 50% while providing lower-carbon fuels to customers.
Critical oil recycle pumps supplied by Sulzer will enable the production of the renewable diesel, which is a key aspect of the project. Sulzer’s technology solutions will also support general processing, hard condensate pumping and caustic transfer at the facility.
Suzanne Thoma, Executive President of Sulzer, said: “It is exciting to be involved in this innovative project and the move to low-carbon, renewable fuels. Sulzer’s flow solutions, specially engineered to fit the new performance parameters of the applications, will play a critical role in the facility and in achieving California’s emissions reduction targets. We will also enable millions of tonnes of waste oils and fats to be put to productive use.”
Image 1: Sulzer enables production of 3 billion liters of renewable fuels from waste at one of world’s largest biofuels facilities
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