Canada’ Tidewater to use hydrogen technology for diesel production
The technology will support producing significantly less carbon-intensive products.
Topsoe to supply its HydroFlex™ and H2bridge™ technologies for Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd new 3,000 barrels/day renewable diesel facility in Canada. The facility will be constructed at the company existing Prince Georg refinery in British Columbia, Canada and expected to be commissioned by 2023.
Once operational, the new facility is likely to be Canada’s first commercial-scale stand-alone renewable diesel plant. The plant will use 100% renewable feedstock, including a pretreatment facility, to support running various renewable feedstocks.
Henrik Rasmussen, MD of Haldor Topsoe the Americas, said, “We are proud that Tidewater has chosen our HydroFlex™ and H2bridge™ technologies for their new renewable diesel facility.”
Joel MacLeod, Tidewater Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Tidewater is excited to progress our effort in carbon reduction through the development of our renewable initiatives.
HydroFlex™ technology is used for the production of renewable jet and diesel. This commercially proven technology provides refiners with lower Capex, lower Opex, lower carbon intensity (CI) score, and better diesel yield. HydroFlex™ can be deployed in both grassroots units and revamps for co-processing or stand-alone applications.
Topsoe’s H2bridge™ delivers a circular solution to refineries and biorefineries by replacing fossil feedstocks with renewable LPG or naphtha to produce renewable hydrogen. This helps save on emissions and lowers the carbon intensity of the renewable fuels produced in the HydroFlex™ unit.
A substantial portion of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) arises from the high consumption of hydrogen used to hydrotreat renewable feedstock, which contains oxygen and unsaturated compounds. With H2bridge™, refineries and biorefineries gain a circular solution to help substitute external fossil feedstock with renewables like LPG or naphtha to produce hydrogen.