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Comment Sustainability

Preem’s Gothenburg plant increases production of renewable diesel

By Mary Page Bailey |

Following a redevelopment of Preem AB’s (Stockholm, Sweden) Green Hydro Treater (GHT) plant in Gothenburg, the plant’s production capacity of renewable diesel is increased by 40%. And for the first time, the GHT plant is able to produce 100% renewable products.

“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,” says Magnus Heimburg, CEO of Preem.

“Since starting this journey ten years ago, we have learned a great deal,” Heimburg continues. “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,” concludes Heimburg.

The GHT plant Gothenburg, which contracted Haldor Topsoe to provide its Hydroflex technology, can now handle 100 percent 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.

Preem is also doing extensive work at its Lysekil refinery to increase its production of renewable products.

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