Renewable diesel facility running smoothly four months after start-up

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Phillips 66’s refinery has reported a successful start-up at its 9,000 barrels-per-day facility.
The facility in Rodeo, California, began its renewable diesel operations in April this year.
The existing hydrotreater has the ability to produce renewable diesel from pretreated vegetable oils.
“We are thrilled that Phillips 66 has chosen Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology for the production of renewable diesel at the Rodeo Refinery. This market-leading technology will provide Phillips 66 with a very low carbon intensity diesel fuel,” said Henrik Rasmussen, managing director The Americas, 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 innovativeprocess layout offers lower capital expenditure (CAPEX), but also a lower energy consumption during operation, resulting in a lower Carbon Index (CI).
The system can be deployed in both grassroots units and revamps for co-processing or stand-alone applications.