Sulzer to provide pumps for 264 mgy renewable diesel project in Canada
Sulzer announced May 3 that it has been selected to supply a range of flow equipment for an innovative project in Canada that will utilize locally grown canola as feedstock for renewable diesel production.
This includes centrifugal pumps designed by Sulzer to ensure the necessary high pressure and high temperature, which are critical to the catalytic process that breaks down the canola oil.
Completion of the refinery expansion is planned for March 2024, with anticipated renewable diesel output of 264 million gallons per year once operating.
The biofuel will be used to power vehicles, trains and industrial boilers, realizing an annual carbon reduction of up to 3 million metric tons.
The amount of carbon reduction is equivalent to taking 650,000 vehicles off the road.
“Decarbonizing the transportation sector is crucial to sustainability and net-zero targets,” said Suzanne Thoma, Sulzer’s executive chair.
“We are very proud to continuously help these pioneering technologies and processes advance and contribute with our technical expertise and flexibility in product design to ensure the highest levels of efficiency,” Thoma added.
Sulzer specializes in fluid engineering and chemical-processing applications with expertise in energy-efficient pumping, agitation, mixing, separation, purification, crystallization and polymerization technologies for fluids of all types.
The company has a network of 180 manufacturing facilities and service centers across the globe.
Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834.