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  • Writer's pictureRon Kotrba

Alfa Laval wins HollyFrontier order for renewable diesel pretreatment equipment, services

Alfa Laval, the global heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling company, has won an order to supply a processing line to HollyFrontier Corp. to support the production of renewable diesel in the U.S. The order has a value of nearly $15 million. Delivery of equipment is scheduled for 2021.

The order consists of Alfa Laval high-speed separators and various compact heat exchangers along with other equipment, engineering and services to provide a pretreatment processing plant to remove contaminants from fats and oil feedstock prior to the conversion to renewable diesel.

"I am very pleased to announce this large order in the renewable energy area," said Nish Patel, president of Alfa Laval's food and water division. "Our various products used in the pretreatment process are recognized for their efficiency and reliable performance. This order confirms our customer's trust in our equipment."

HollyFrontier announced plans in June to convert its Cheyenne refinery in Wyoming to produce 90 MMgy of renewable diesel and to construct a pretreatment unit at its Artesia refinery in New Mexico, where it had previously announced plans to build a 125 MMgy renewable diesel unit.

HollyFrontier expects the pretreatment unit in Artesia, New Mexico, which will process a majority of material needed for both renewable diesel plants, to be operational by mid-2022.

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