Sulzer Chemtech is helping Energy Absolute (EA) expand its manufacturing plant in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand, and enhance the quality of HVO.
EA, one of the biggest companies in Thailand for renewable energy supply, has signed a license agreement with Sulzer Chemtech.
The new technology provided by Sulzer will enhance the quality of the renewable diesel, or hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to meet the regulations on diesel use in cold, wintery conditions in North American and Europe and also additionally produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
To meet this goal, the facility in Map Ta Phut, which currently features an annual capacity of 43,000 tonnes, will utilise the proprietary BioFlux® process technology offered by Sulzer Chemtech in cooperation with Duke Technologies.
The BioFlux® process, developed by Duke Technologies and licensed by Sulzer Chemtech globally, converts various pretreated feedstocks to either HVO or SAF with maximum flexibility in the specific ratios of end products.
Amorn Sapthaweekul, director and deputy CEO at Energy Absolute, said: “As EA continues to grow locally and internationally, we need a reliable, experienced partner that can provide state-of-the-art technologies for the production of greener fuels.
“This is why we contacted our preferred process technology specialist, Sulzer Chemtech, for this innovative project. We look forward to completing this expansion to produce winter grade fuels and serving new markets soon.”
Sander van Donk, senior vice president and business unit head at Sulzer Chemtech, added: “We are delighted to work with EA again and strengthen our relationship with a company that is leading the way in providing fuels and energy in an environmentally friendly way. We have been driving multiple sustainable manufacturing ventures with our cutting-edge products and are keen to support more projects like this in the future.”
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