NextChem teams with Saola Energy to license renewable diesel tech in the US

February 12, 2020 |

In Italy, NextChem announced its alliance with Saola Energy to license in the international market a technology for the production of Renewable Diesel from vegetable oils and residual fats and kicks up a roadshow for its promotion on the American market which took off from Houston with the “National Ethanol Conference”, with next steps in Washington in March and Minneapolis in June.

NextChem and Saola Energy will combine their know how and expertise to deliver a comprehensive solution to the marketplace. NextChem will be the licensor of the combined technology and will provide clients with Engineering, Procurement and Construction services and training to ensure successful deployment of the technology. Saola Energy’s patented technology consists of a hydrotreatment step followed by isomerization to produce high-quality Renewable Diesel fuel from oils and residual fats. The technology can process at industrial scale a wide range of feedstocks and is ideal to capture the increased value in low-carbon fuels across multiple jurisdictions.

Furthermore, the process has a modularized approach and is conceived for capacities as low as 10 million gallons per year (approximately 30.000 ton/year), making it ideal for both smaller bolt-on facilities with access to a limited supply of captive feedstock and larger standalone plants that can aggregate larger amounts of raw materials. The integration of our technology with existing plants (or bio-refineries) will allow the optimization of their economics via the valorization of byproducts. Companies handling waste oils and residual fats will have access to new opportunities in the market for second generation renewable fuels.

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