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Tidewater selects Haldor Topsoe tech for PGR renewable diesel project

Denmark-headed Haldor Topsoe A/S, a global leader in high-performance catalysts and proprietary technologies for the chemical and refining industries, has announced that it has signed a contract with North American oil and gas company Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd (Tidewater) for the delivery of Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology to Tidewater's Prince George Refinery (PGR) in British Columbia (BC), Canada subject to receipt of a final investment decision.

Haldor Topsoe A/S has signed a contract with Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Ltd (Tidewater) for the delivery of its HydroFlex technology to Tidewater’s Prince George refinery (PGR) in British Columbia (BC), Canada subject to receipt of a final investment decision (photo courtesy Haldor Topsoe).

The stand-alone 3 000 bbl/d renewable diesel facility is planned to be built as a stand-alone facility at Tidewater’s 12 000 bbl/d Prince George Refinery (PGR). It will be focused on 100 percent renewable feedstock and will include a pretreatment facility to provide Tidewater significant flexibility on running various renewable feedstocks.

When operational, the facility is expected to be Canada’s first commercial-scale stand-alone renewable diesel plant.

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, said Joel MacLeod, Chairman, and CEO for Tidewater.

According to Haldor Topsoe, its HydroFlex is an industry-leading technology for the production of renewable jet and diesel. This commercially proven technology provides refiners with lower CAPEX, lower OPEX, lower carbon intensity (CI) score, and better diesel yield. HydroFlex can be deployed in both grassroots units and revamps for co-processing or stand-alone applications.

In addition, 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 (GHG) emissions savings and lower the CI of the renewable fuels produced in the HydroFlex unit.

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, said Henrik Rasmussen, Managing Director of Haldor Topsoe Americas.

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