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Topsoe delivers technology to Calumet’s Great Falls refinery

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Topsoe’s HydroFlexTM technology has been used to revamp Calumet’s refinery in Montana, US, to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel.

The production capacity of the Great Falls plant is now approximately 15 000 bpd, and it produces a mixture of SAF and diesel, based on waste oils and other low value feedstocks.

The demand for SAF is rapidly growing, with the International Aviation Transport Association (IATA) estimating 120 billion gal. of SAF per year is needed for the airline sector to achieve net zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050.

Topsoe is dedicated to make a strong contribution to a decarbonised future in sectors that cannot be directly electrified, including aviation. Topsoe now delivers its HydroFlex technology for Calumet’s Great Falls refinery in Montana, which is now operational, producing both SAF and renewable diesel. Calumet serves markets in Canada and the US West Coast with low emission fuels.

Henrik Rasmussen, Managing Director, The Americas, Topsoe, said: “It is great to see the successful production of SAF by Calumet. Production of SAF is crucial for decarbonising aviation and demand for SAF will continue to grow. We are excited to be working with the Calumet team on this very successful revamp to make renewable fuels.”

Bruce Fleming, CEO Montana Renewables and EVP Corporate Development, said: “The production of SAF is another step toward our company’s strategic goal to help decarbonise the airline industry. It has been a good collaboration between the Calumet and the Topsoe Team and we are presently planning an expansion and a further increase to our SAF yield.”

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