Green hydrotreater plant in Sweden increases renewable diesel production capacity by 40%

January 24, 2021 |

In Sweden, S&P Global Platts reports that the production capacity for renewable diesel made from materials like raw tall oil diesel, residues from the food industry and recycled frying oil, at Sweden’s Gothenburg refinery has increased 40% following a redevelopment of the green hydrotreater plant (GHT).

“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,” said Magnus Heimburg, CEO of Preem adding that the company continued the renewable restructuring of its refineries.

Last year, Preem abandoned the residue oil conversion complex project at its other refinery — Lysekil — in favor of large-scale production of renewable fuels. Preem aims to produce 5 million cu m of renewable fuels by 2030, the company told S&P Global Platts.

“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,” said Heimburg in the statement.

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