USA: Hydroflex Technology Marathon Petroleum Produces 100 % Renewable Diesel
Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s Dickinson renewable diesel facility in North Dakota, USA has completed a successful test run of Haldor Topsoe’s Hydroflex technology to produce 100 % renewable diesel. The technology helps to convert low-carbon renewable feedstocks into cleaner fuel alternatives.
Kgs. Lyngby/Denmark – Topsoe’s Hydroflex technology has been used at the Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) renewable diesel facility in North Dakota, United States. The new Hydroflex unit produces 100 % renewable diesel from soy and corn oil with a combined capacity of 12,000 barrels per day. The technology enables clients to convert low-carbon renewable feedstocks into cleaner fuel alternatives.
The innovative Hydroflex process layout offers lower capital expenditure, and also lower energy consumption during operation, resulting in a lower carbon intensity.
“At Marathon Petroleum, we are meeting the needs of today while investing in a sustainable, energy-diverse future, and our renewable diesel production is a significant part of that commitment,” says Jeff Sexton, Marathon’s Refining Technology Director. “We’re excited about the success we’ve had with this technology at our Dickinson Renewable Diesel facility, which achieved its design capacity during the second quarter. We are looking forward to the conversion of our Martinez, California, refinery to renewable fuels production over the next year.”
With Hydroflex, customers can convert low value feedstocks to renewable fuels that qualify for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard credit.