SAF Haldor Topsoe Technology Selected for New Biorefinery in Brazil
Brasil Biofuels has awarded Haldor Topsoe with a technology contract for its new biorefinery in Manaus, Brazil. Under the terms of the agreement, Topsoe will provide its Hydroflex and H2bridge technologies for the production of sustainable aviation fuel and second-generation biofuel at the biorefinery.
Lyngby/Denmark – Brasil Biofuels has plans to build a new biorefinery in Manaus, Brazil to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and second-generation biofuel. Topsoe has been selected to support the production by delivering its Hydroflex and H2bridge technologies. Production at the new biorefinery is expected to start in 2025 and it will have a production capacity of 500 kTPY (kilo tones per year).
The Brazilian market offers great potential within low carbon fuels and Brasil Biofuels is one of the pioneers when it comes to SAF. Gustavo Cienfuegos, Managing Director at Topsoe, Latin America, said: “We are thrilled to be selected as technology provider by Brasil Biofuels for their ambitious plans of introducing SAF and second-generation biofuels to the Brazilian market”. Milton Steagall, CEO of Brasil Biofuels, said: "We are looking for the best and most innovative technologies so that our biorefinery, a pioneer in the country, will be a reference in sustainability and operational excellence."
Brasil Biofuels is to build the first biorefinery in Brazil for the production of SAF and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). Topsoe’s hydroprocessing technology will allow the biorefinery to produce the low-carbon fuels while at the same time recycling gases and liquids from the process for production of hydrogen that will be integrated in the biorefinery’s operations.