Chevron Launches Solution to Make Renewables-Based Diesel, Aircraft Fuel
07.28.2023 By Tank Terminals - NEWS

July 28, 2023 [Rigzone]- A joint venture by Chevron and W.R. Grace & Co., Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), launched ENDEAVORTM, a hydroprocessing catalyst solution to produce renewable diesel (RD) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from 100 percent renewable sources, such as vegetable oils, refined oils, animal fats, and greases.

 

“The announcement comes against the backdrop of significant demand growth for renewable transportation fuels”, ART said in a press release Tuesday.

“ENDEAVORTM catalysts are the culmination of an extensive R&D program and have already demonstrated top-tier performance in several refinery applications,” said ART’s Managing Director Nathan Ergonul. “ART will continue to invest in this exciting segment, building on our technology leadership in contaminant removal and dewaxing to enable customers to maximize yields and profits from a wider variety of biofeeds. Our collaboration with Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), a leading process licensor, allows us to fully optimize the renewables process.”

“Catalysts play a critical role in the hydroprocessing of renewable feedstocks. Catalysts for contaminant capture, deoxygenation and isomerization are key for processing a wider range of biofeeds to increase product yields and to ensure product specifications are met”, ART said.

The ENDEAVORTM catalyst system consists of EnRich guard and hydrotreating catalysts and includes Chevron’s EnHanceTM isomerization catalysts, all developed specifically for processing renewable feeds.

Renewable fuels such as RD and SAF are expected to play a key role in the decarbonization of heavy-duty transportation. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), end-users of RD and SAF significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions compared to their fossil fuel-based counterparts, the company said.

The DOE said earlier this year that current renewable diesel production capacity could more than double by the end of 2025. It estimates USA renewable diesel production capacity was 170,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 2.6 billion gallons per year (gal/y), at the end of 2022. Although the DOE expects some announced projects to be delayed or canceled, if all projects begin operations as scheduled, USA renewable diesel production capacity could reach 384,000 b/d, or 5.9 billion gal/y, by the end of 2025.

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