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Preem’s Gothenburg biorefinery successfully revamped

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Topsoe and Preem have successfully revamped the latter’s Gothenburg refinery.
This is the second revamp of the hydrotreater, following work in 2010 that upgraded the unit to co-process 30% renewable feedstock using Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology. The unit was one of the first in the world capable of processing renewable feedstock.
With the second revamp, Preem and Topsoe achieved 85% co-processing of renewable feedstock and continue to advance the field of renewable fuel production.
Preem uses tallow and raw tall diesel as main feedstocks.
The revamp of the refinery will enable it to produce five million cubic meters of renewable fuels by 2030.
This means reducing carbon emissions by 12.5 million tons, corresponding to 20% of Sweden's total emissions.
“This second revamp with Preem demonstrates our leading capabilities to enable our customers to use renewable feedstocks to produce a cleaner diesel product. We are pleased to support Preem in their ambitious 2030 goal to produce even more renewable fuels in order to reduce carbon emissions,” said Amy Hebert, chief commercial officer at Topsoe.
“The revamp means that Preem has increased Sweden’s domestic production of biofuels and thereby is contributing to the ongoing shift from fossil fuels to renewables. This takes us one more step towards our goal of producing five million cubic meters of renewable fuels by 2030,” added Aad van Bedaf, executive vice president refining at Preem.
Preem and Topsoe also collaborated to revamp the Synsat unit at Preem’s Lysekil refinery.