• Ron Kotrba

Seaboard Energy using Haldor Topsoe technology for renewable diesel production in Kansas

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Photo: Seaboard Energy

Haldor Topsoe announced that Seaboard Energy’s 85 million gallon per year renewable diesel refinery under construction in Hugoton, Kansas, is employing its HydroFlex™ process technology for hydrotreating tallow and soybean oil into renewable diesel, and its H2bridge™ technology for hydrogen production.

“We chose Topsoe after a very thorough investigation into the technologies available in the market,” said Gary Louis, president and CEO of Seaboard Energy. “Topsoe’s solution does not only promise the highest yield, but it was also the least complicated and most efficient to implement. The fact that Topsoe can deliver the integrated hydrogen unit along with the hydroprocessing unit was important for us as well. Finally, our visit to Topsoe’s R&D facilities emphasized to us that we are working with a world-leader in the field.”

Haldor Topsoe is the licensor and supplier of basic engineering, proprietary equipment, catalyst, and technical services for the project.

“Seaboard is an impressive organization with businesses in many different industries,” said Henrik Rasmussen, managing director for Haldor Topsoe’s division serving the Americas. “We look forward to starting up this plant with our friends from Seaboard.”

The project, announced in late April, is expected to be operational by end of year.

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