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Topsoe selected by Santa Maria Renewable Resources to deliver technology for renewable fuels project in Texas

| By Mary Bailey

Topsoe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark) signed licensing and engineering agreements with Santa Maria to develop a project, focusing on the production of renewable fuels from various renewable feedstocks.

The proposed project, located in East Texas, plans to produce a combination of renewable diesel and SAF at a production capacity of 3,000 bbl/d. The project will contribute to reduce emissions in the long-distance transportation and aviation sectors.

The need for a rapid scale up of SAF production is important. Aviation, according to World Energy Outlook 2023, accounts for over 2% of all energy-related emissions, and today SAF constitutes less than 0.01% of fuel used for aviation.

Topsoe will provide its HydroFlex™ process layout integrated with the company’s H2bridge™ technology to further reduce the carbon intensity of the renewable jet and diesel produced from the plant.

Henrik Rasmussen, Managing Director, The Americas, Topsoe, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Santa Maria on this project. Our shared commitment to support the renewable fuels market makes this collaboration a natural fit, and we look forward to seeing the positive impacts this project will bring.”

Pat Sanchez, Founder and CEO, Santa Maria Renewable Resources LLC, said: “Topsoe offers the optimal package of technical services for us to develop our renewable fuels project. The Topsoe team understands our value proposition and was very responsive towards deploying their proven technology in our integrated circular economy project.”