Sulzer has supplied flow technology solutions to convert an existing US West Coast refinery into one of the world’s largest renewable biofuels plants. The pumps will support a number of critical applications to convert waste oils and fats into renewable fuels with a lower carbon cost. Once complete, the new facility is expected to produce 3 billion liters of renewable fuels per year. The conversion will slash greenhouse gas emissions from the plant and help its customer and California to achieve their low-carbon targets.
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.
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