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TOPSOE SUPPLIES TIDEWATER WITH RENEWABLE DIESEL PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

TOPSOE SUPPLIES TIDEWATER WITH RENEWABLE DIESEL PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

Thursday, April 15, 2021 

Topsoe has signed a contract with Canadian company Tidewater for the delivery of engineering, license, proprietary equipment, and catalyst for its HydroFlex and H2bridge technologies, which will be part of a new 3,000 barrel/day renewable diesel facility that, subject to receipt of Tidewater’s final investment decision, will be constructed at the site of Tidewater’s existing Prince Georg refinery in British Columbia.

When operational, the facility is expected to be Canada’s first commercial-scale stand-alone renewable diesel plant, which will be focused on 100% renewable feedstock and will include a pretreatment facility to provide Tidewater significant flexibility on running various renewable feedstocks.

Henrik Rasmussen, MD Haldor Topsoe Americas, said: “We are proud that Tidewater has chosen our HydroFlex and H2bridge technologies for their new renewable diesel facility. This is a testimony of our ability to deliver market-leading, low carbon emission solutions to the refinery industry.” says

Tidewater Chairman and CEO Joel MacLeod said: "Tidewater is excited to progress our effort in carbon reduction through the development of our renewable initiatives. Topsoe’s technology will contribute to our ability to support our customers with significantly less carbon intensive products.”

HydroFlex is Topsoe's commercially proven technology for production of renewable jet and diesel fuel, which is said to provide refiners with lower CAPEX, lower OPEX, lower carbon intensity (CI) score, and better diesel yield. It can be deployed in both grassroots units and revamps for co-processing or stand-alone applications.

Topsoe’s H2bridge delivers a circular solution to refineries and biorefineries by replacing fossil feedstocks with renewable LPG or naphtha to produce renewable hydrogen, thereby generating significant greenhouse gas emissions savings and lower the carbon intensity of the renewable fuels produced in the HydroFlex unit.

Tidewater's facility is expected to be commissioned as early as 2023.

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