Topsoe to support sustainable aviation in Brazil

Topsoe to support the production delivering its Hydroflex™ and H2bridge™ technologies.

Brasil BioFuels will build a new biorefinery to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and second-generation biofuel.

The new biorefinery will be built in Manaus, Brazil, with a production capacity of 500k tonnes/year). The production is expected to start in 2025.

The Brazilian market offers great potential within low carbon fuels, and Brasil BioFuels is one of the pioneers when it comes to SAF.

Brasil BioFuels is to build the first biorefinery in Brazil to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). Topsoe’s hydroprocessing technology will allow the biorefinery to produce low-carbon fuels. At the same time, recycling gases and liquids from the process for hydrogen production will be integrated into the biorefinery’s operations.

With HydroFlex™, customers can convert low-value feedstocks into drop-in renewable jet and diesel that meet all of the globally accepted fuel specifications. The innovative HydroFlex™ process layout offers lower capital expenditure (CAPEX). It lowers energy consumption during operation, resulting in a lower Carbon Index (CI).

Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ can be deployed in both grassroots units and revamps for co-processing or stand-alone applications. HydroFlex™ is by far the most successful renewable fuels technology globally.

The H2 Bridge™ technology captures waste propane and carbon off gas from the refining process. It converts it into hydrogen to be included in powering facility operations.

Gustavo Cienfuegos, Managing Director at Topsoe, Latin America, said, “We are thrilled to be seleted as technology provider by Brasil BioFuels for their ambitious plans of introducing SAF and second generation biofuels to the Brazilian market.”

Milton Steagall, CEO of Brasil BioFuels, said, “We are looking for the best and most innovative technologies so that our biorefinery, a pioneer in the country, will be a reference in sustainability and operational excellence.”


Zohaib Ali

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