Mainstream Pine Products to build new crude tall oil biorefinery in South Carolina

February 7, 2021 |

In South Carolina, Mainstream Pine Products, LLC has plans for an estimated $90 million crude tall oil (CTO) biorefinery at the Charleston International Manufacturing Center (CIMC) in Berkeley County which will be capable of processing 110,000 tons of CTO from wood pulp used in paper manufacturing.

This facility will serve as the centerpiece of Mainstream’s strategy to become the highest quality, lowest cost producer of CTO derivatives in North America. The company anticipates breaking ground and starting construction later this year with operations commencing in 2023.

CTO is a renewable, non-food resource and a byproduct of pine trees used in paper manufacturing. It is a vital component of many chemicals including renewable diesel processing products, lubricants, adhesives, inks, paints, coatings, and tire and rubber additives.

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