Alfa Laval will supply pre-treatment systems, consisting of various equipment such as separators, heat exchangers, pumps and agitators for a US-based renewable fuels and petroleum refining company.
The agreement is with a subsidiary of CVR Energy and the aim is to supply processing systems for feedstock pre-treatment, part of a strategic investment in the refinery supporting CVR’s expansion into renewable biofuel production.
Alfa Laval said this would help the facility to reduce contaminants in the feedstocks before conversion into biofuel. The systems are intended to support a more cost-effective supply of sustainable feedstocks.
As part of the ongoing energy transition, many refineries in the US and Europe are being converted into biofuels plants.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), replacing fossil fuels with biofuels is one of the primary ways to decarbonise the transport sector. In the Net Zero Emissions by 2050 Scenario, biofuels are expected to make up 64% of the sector’s renewable energy consumption in 2030.
“Alfa Laval has extensive experience and expertise in both oil refining and biofuel processes,” said Nish Patel, president of the food and water division at Alfa Laval.
“Together with our premium product range we thereby become a reliable partner for our customers in this important transition towards a more sustainable energy supply. By changing and optimising the current processes, we can make a big difference as we work in parallel on tomorrow’s solutions.”
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