- Renewable Diesel Plant
An international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products wanted to expand its capacity for renewable diesel. It sought to develop its third renewable diesel facility, helping it meet requirements of the renewable fuel standard program, which was created to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the U.S. renewable fuel sector while reducing reliance on imported oil. Our team is the engineer-procure-construct contractor for the project, including construction of both the outside battery limit (OSBL) and inside battery limit (ISBL) scopes of work.
The renewable diesel facility will process animal fats, used cooking oil and inedible corn oil into renewable diesel fuel. This renewable diesel is a drop-in replacement to petroleum diesel that can be sold in the California market.
The new facility will be constructed in a different location from the owner's other renewable diesel facilities. It is being developed so that it fits into existing assets on the Gulf Coast. With the new site, the client sought a clear understanding of the project cost and schedule. Our integrated project development services include process engineering, discipline engineering, estimating, project controls and project/program management.
This all-in project delivery method offers one point of accountability, cost certainty and quick delivery. Our team is seamlessly merging the objectives of the client with the requirements of the renewable fuel standard program. When this project is completed, it is anticipated to be the largest renewable diesel train in the U.S.
Our project scope includes:
- Supporting the feedstock unloading and blending at a remote railroad with supporting tankage
- 15 miles of pipelines to feed from the railyard to the facility
- The feed and intermediate product tankage and piping for the inside battery limit (ISBL) units
- The utility infrastructure for the ISBL units
- An amine regeneration unit
- A sour water stripper unit
- The integration in the refinery utility
- Process systems including hydrogen supply, renewable diesel pipelines and a renewable diesel railcar loading