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Diesel from renewable feedstocks

Tailored to the specific needs of your refinery, HydroFlex™ is a proven, industrial technology for transforming almost any renewable feedstock into high-quality diesel. The resulting fuel meets all ASTM 975 and EN 590 specifications. And with its high cetane number and low sulphur content, you can blend it with lower-grade fossil diesel so it complies with today’s ever-tightening legislation.

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High-CAPEX, single-unit solution for EN 590 Diesel

Hydrotreating renewable feedstocks using a single-unit HydroFlex™ solution results in a high-CAPEX EN 590 diesel with a higher cetane number than conventional diesel. Because of this, it is ideal for blending with diesel from fossil fuels to satisfy legislative demands, particularly in the USA.

In addition, you can specify the performance of the diesel with summer or winter modes. Achieving a low cloud point of -20°C for winter diesel, you would normally expect to lose yield. But by choosing the right catalyst, you can achieve a much greater yield than you would expect.

Whether you run winter or summer modes, HydroFlex™ will produce drop-in diesel compatible with all conventional diesel engines without the need for any modification. And, if you wish to produce HVO-100 diesel to comply with new legislation or expand your range of applications, it is possible to revamp your existing single-unit HydroFlex™ solution – without losing the ability to produce EN 590 diesel.

Meet rising demand for high-grade biofuels

We have a track record of developing innovative solutions for clean, competitive fuels from renewable feedstock since 2004.
We have a track record of developing innovative solutions for clean, competitive fuels from renewable feedstock since 2004.

Although the legislation concerning renewable feedstock is relatively recent, we are ready to help you meet the demand for modern, high-grade biofuels today. With HydroFlex™, you can produce renewable gasoline, jet fuel and diesel from almost any feedstock, including tall oil, used cooking oil, animal fats and vegetable oils.

The process is complex, very different to refining non-renewable fuels and requires a substantial investment. But it is also profitable.

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Five ways to turn renewable feedstocks into high-grade transport fuels

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Catalysts for renewable feedstocks

HydroFlex™ gives you access to a portfolio of 25 catalysts specific to processing renewable feedstocks. With our design and processing knowhow, we’ll help you select the optimal combination of catalysts for the renewable feedstocks available to your refinery.

Equipment for processing renewables

HydroFlex™ technology includes a comprehensive range of equipment, spare parts and consumables to process the renewables you intend to use as feedstock. We work closely with you to make sure the resulting plant is optimised to the specific needs of your refinery.

Services based on experience and knowhow

Decades of dedicated research. A broad range of hands-on experience. Deep insight into process design. You have access to the industry’s broadest range of proven engineering, technical, business and training services based on everything we have learned, designed and built for processing both renewable and non-renewable feedstocks.

Project development for peak onsite performance

From feasibility study to commissioning and beyond, we ensure optimal processes and solutions to help your business and our collaboration thrive. Even when design, construction, commissioning and start up are complete, we are available to ensure your HydroFlex™ unit continues to run at peak performance.

Process licensing
for renewables

We invest around 9% of our revenue in R&D, enabling us to carry out market-driven research into catalysis and process technologies – including renewables. Resulting in new technologies, solutions and applications that anticipate changing demands in the refinery industry.

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