Clean Fuels Exxon Mobil Launches New Renewable Diesel Process Technology
The Exxon Mobil Renewable Diesel process technology (EMRD) is capable of converting bio-feedstocks into renewable diesel. The two-stage process controls hydrotreating and dewaxing separately.
Houston/USA – Exxon Mobil Catalysts and Licensing (Exxon Mobil) has introduced Exxon Mobil Renewable Diesel process technology (EMRD) to help meet the evolving needs for mobility, while utilizing renewable feedstock. This new process technology converts feedstocks including, but not limited to, vegetable oils, unconverted cooking oil and animal fats, into renewable diesel.
The EMRD process is a two-stage process in which hydrotreating and dewaxing are controlled separately. Compared to a single-stage process, this approach provides higher diesel yields and superior control. Additionally, the EMRD process provides the potential to produce jet fuel as a secondary product with added fractionation.
Choosing the right process technology is critical to producing both renewable diesel and jet fuel from bio-feedstocks.
The EMRD process is an integrated solution that leverages Exxon Mobil’s Bio-Isomerization Dewaxing (BIDW) catalyst. This provides refiners and biofuel producers with powerful dewaxing in both winter and summer modes. Improved yields were demonstrated during testing of BIDW catalyst versus other internally formulated zeolite-based alternatives.
“The EMRD process provides an advanced solution that enables high yields while meeting stringent seasonal product specifications,” said James Ritchie, president of Exxon Mobil Catalysts and Licensing.