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  • Writer's pictureRon Kotrba

Malaysian renewable diesel, SAF project employs Sulzer technology, services

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Sulzer Chemtech announced Nov. 16 it will support Vandelay Ventures Sdn Bhd in the construction of a renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facility in the Sabah Maju Jaya Renewable Energy Industrial Complex in Sapangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

The plant will be scaled at approximately 84 million gallons per year.

Under the agreement, Sulzer Chemtech, in cooperation with Duke Technologies LLC, will provide its BioFlux® licensed technology, basic engineering packages and technical services to the facility.

These will enable the hydrotreatment of biobased feedstocks and their selective conversion into high-quality SAF and renewable diesel.

The BioFlux technology is a cost-effective, energy- and resource-efficient solution for the production of sustainable fuels and can reduce carbon intensity by up to 11 percent compared to conventional hydrotreating units, according to Sulzer.

“With our renewable fuels complex, we aim to drive the decarbonization of the transportation as well as the manufacturing industries,” said Haji Mohamed Mohar, CEO at Vandelay Ventures Sdn Bhd. “We can achieve this with Sulzer Chemtech’s leading technology and expertise, as BioFlux will help us use more sustainable feedstocks at a large scale as well as minimize the environmental impact of biofuel production.”

Sander van Donk, global business unit head for clean fuels and chemicals licensing at Sulzer Chemtech, added, “This is a truly ambitious project, and we are proud to be part of it to open the door to a net-zero carbon energy future. We look forward to leveraging our BioFlux technology and engineering capabilities to support one of the largest low-carbon renewable fuels plants in Southeast Asia.”


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