Marathon Petroleum Corporation (Marathon) has reported the successful completion of its test run on a grassroot renewable diesel unit.
Marathon began the production of renewable diesel at its Dickinson refinery in North Dakota, US, late last year.
The company has revealed that its new HydroFlex unit produces 100% renewable diesel from soy and corn oil with a capacity of 10,000 barrels-per-day.
The technology enables clients to convert low-carbon renewable feedstocks into cleaner fuel alternatives.
“This is a great accomplishment for the Marathon and Topsoe teams. We are also excited about the conversion of the Martinez refinery to renewable fuels production with an even larger capacity. We are pleased to be working with Topsoe to expand our production of renewable diesel,” said Jeff Sexton, refining technology director at Marathon Petroleum Corporation.
“We want to thank Marathon for excellent collaboration during entire project execution of the Dickinson ND facility. Marathon is moving forward with a number of additional renewable fuels projects, and we’re proud to contribute to this important endeavor,” added Henrik Rasmussen, managing director, The Americas at Haldor Topsoe.
With HydroFlex, customers can convert low value feedstocks to renewable fuels that qualify for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit.
The innovative process layout offers lower capital expenditure (CAPEX), but also lower energy consumption during operation, resulting in a lower Carbon Index (CI).
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