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Preem increases renewable diesel production in Gothenburg by 40%

Sweden's largest transportation fuel producer Preem AB has announced that following the redevelopment of its Green Hydro Treater (GHT) plant at its refinery in Gothenburg, the plant's production capacity of renewable diesel is increased by 40 percent. And for the first time, the GHT plant is able to produce 100 percent renewable products.

Following the redevelopment of its Green Hydro Treater (GHT) plant at Preem’s refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden the plant’s production capacity of renewable diesel is increased by 40 percent. And for the first time, the GHT plant is able to produce 100 percent renewable products (photo courtesy Preem).

The GHT plant Gothenburg can now handle 100 percent renewable raw materials. It sources a variety of sustainable renewable raw materials, including raw tall oil diesel from SunPine, residues from the food industry, and used cooking oil (UCO).

The redevelopment means that Preem has increased its domestic production of biofuels and, at the same time, we contribute to the ongoing shift from fossil fuels to renewable. Since starting this journey ten years ago, we have learned a great deal. We take this knowledge with us as we continue the renewable restructuring of our refineries, said Magnus Heimburg, CEO of Preem.

Focus on renewable fuels is a cornerstone of Preem’s business strategy and the redevelopment is another step toward the company’s goal of producing 5 million m3 of renewable fuels by 2030.

By increasing the production of renewable fuels, Preem contributes to achieving Sweden’s climate goals. Our goal of producing 5 million cubic meters by 2030 means that we can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 12.5 million tonnes, which corresponds to 20 percent of Sweden’s total emissions, concluded Magnus Heimburg.

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