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Sulzer Chemtech supports manufacturing plant in Thailand

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Sulzer Chemtech is helping Energy Absolute (EA) expand its manufacturing plant in Thailand.
The collaboration in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, is key to drive the competitiveness of EA, as the technology provided will enable the producer to deliver winterised renewable fuels.
This will expand its market reach and support the wider adoption of cleaner energy in Europe and North America.
EA, one of the biggest companies in Thailand for renewable energy supply, has signed a license agreement with Sulzer Chemtech.
The new technology provided by Sulzer Chemtech will enhance the quality of the renewable diesel, or hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to meet the regulations on diesel use in cold, wintery conditions in North American and Europe and also additionally produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
To meet this goal, the facility in Map Ta Phut, which currently features an annual capacity of 43,000 tonnes, will utilise the proprietary BioFlux® process technology offered by Sulzer Chemtech in cooperation with Duke Technologies.
The BioFlux® process, developed by Duke Technologies LLC and licensed by Sulzer Chemtech globally converts various pretreated feedstocks to either HVO or SAF with maximum flexibility in the specific ratios of end products.
Amorn Sapthaweekul, director and deputy CEO at Energy Absolute, said: “As EA continues to grow locally and internationally, we need a reliable, experienced partner that can provide state-of-the-art technologies for the production of greener fuels.
“This is why we contacted our preferred process technology specialist, Sulzer Chemtech, for this innovative project. We look forward to completing this expansion to produce winter grade fuels and serving new markets soon.”