Sulzer is supplying pumps for Shell’s major new biofuels facility that is under construction in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
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The Shell Energy and Chemicals Park, which is expected to become one of the largest biofuels production sites in Europe, will create sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and biodiesel from waste. Once complete, the new facility is set to produce enough renewable diesel to eliminate 2.8 million tons of CO2 emissions per year.
The Sulzer pumps will support critical processes at the facility, including providing boiler feedwater to drive the steam turbine generator. Sulzer will provide high-pressure barrel pumps in both inline and back-to-back configurations. The pumps will support central processes at the facility, including providing boiler feedwater to create steam and drive the steam turbine generator.
The biofuels facility is due to begin production in 2024. With an expected capacity of 820,000 tons of low carbon fuels (LCF) a year, the facility will deliver SAF, biodiesel, bioethanol and renewable compressed natural gas (R-CNG). The project is considered a key component for Shell in reaching its goal of becoming a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050.
“We are excited to be supporting this landmark decarbonization initiative,” says Frédéric Lalanne, CEO of the Sulzer group and president of Sulzer’s Flow Equipment Division. “We are proud to deliver pump technologies to help our customers as they aim to reduce their own CO2 emissions and create a more sustainable world.”