Following a redevelopment of Preem's Green Hydro Treater (GHT) plant in Gothenburg its production capacity of renewable diesel has risen by 40%.
The GHT plant is also able to produce 100% renewable products for the first time.
“The redevelopment means that Preem has increased its domestic production of biofuels and, at the same time, we contribute to the ongoing shift from fossil fuels to renewable,” said Magnus Heimburg, CEO of Preem.
“Since starting this journey 10 years ago, we have learned a great deal. We take this knowledge with us as we continue the renewable restructuring of our refineries.”
Focus on renewable fuels is a cornerstone of Preem's business strategy and the redevelopment is another step toward the company's goal of producing 5 million cubic meters of renewable fuels by 2030.
“By increasing the production of renewable fuels, Preem contributes to achieving Sweden’s climate goals. Our goal of producing 5 million cubic meters by 2030 means that we can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 12.5 million tonnes, which corresponds to 20 percent of Sweden's total emissions,” added Heimburg.
The GHT plant Gothenburg can now handle 100% renewable raw materials. It sources a variety of sustainable renewable raw materials including raw tall oil diesel from SunPine, residues from the food industry and recycled frying oil.
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