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Calumet chooses Haldor Topsoe for renewable diesel project

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Calumet has chosen Haldor Topsoe for a renewable diesel project in the Pacific Northwest. The revamp of Calumet’s existing hydrocracker in Great Falls, Montana, US, refinery will utilise Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlexTM solution to produce 12 000 bpd of renewable diesel. As a ‘fast-track’ project, the revamp is due to be producing renewable diesel in the spring of 2022.

“We are excited to support Calumet as they transition to the production of renewable fuels for the North American markets. Our HydroFlex solution is designed to produce diesel based on renewable feedstock, with a minimal Carbon Intensity (CI score) compared to traditional diesel,” said Henrik Rasmussen, Managing Director, The Americas, Haldor Topsoe. “We have chosen Haldor Topsoe’s market-leading HydroFlex™ technology for this exceptional project that will allow us to lead the energy transition economy beginning in the Pacific Northwest. This growth project and our vision to source feedstocks locally will create value for the city of Great Falls; Calumet; the state of Montana; and North American low carbon fuel markets,” said Bruce Fleming, Executive Vice President, Calumet.

With HydroFlex, customers can convert low value feedstocks to renewable fuels that qualify for Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits. The HydroFlex process layout offers lower capital expenditure (CAPEX), but also a lower energy consumption during operation, resulting in a lower Carbon Index (CI). Topsoe’s HydroFlex can be deployed in both grassroots units and revamps for co-processing or stand-alone applications.

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