Media releaseMarch 14, 2023
Cost effective sustainable fuel production
BioFlux® process technology for renewable fuel production, developed by Duke Technologies and licensed globally by Sulzer Chemtech (GTC Technology), has been recognized for its leading cost-effectiveness and competitiveness by NexantECA’s latest report. The acknowledgment attests to Sulzer Chemtech’s prominent role and commitment in driving the industry-wide adoption of greener practices and renewable resources.
The independent techno-economic report from NexantECA ‘Biorenewable Insights - Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO)’ provides an overview of the major licensed technologies for the production of fuels by hydrotreating vegetable oils. The document estimates that BioFlux is one of the top two hydrotreating solutions for producing HVO and/or Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) when it comes to cost-effectiveness.
The BioFlux technology’s advantages lead to both lower capital expenditures (CAPEX) and operational expenses (OPEX) from users, independent of the geographical location. One key feature of BioFlux that makes hydrotreating of bio-feedstocks particularly economical is its unique design using a liquid full reactor, which maximizes hydrogen availability while eliminating the need for a separate vapor recycle loop.
In addition to a number of successful BioFlux installations, Sulzer Chemtech has a proven track record of implementing value-adding sustainable manufacturing technologies that enable circular, low-carbon operations and products. Matthew Viergutz, Head of GTC in the Clean Fuels and Chemicals Licensing business at Sulzer Chemtech, comments: “It is a duty for technology providers to help companies transition towards more eco-conscious practices by offering affordable yet high-quality solutions. Only in this way, it is possible for industry players to benefit from quick returns on investment.
“The results from NexantECA’s independent report clearly showcase how Sulzer Chemtech is succeeding in this goal, offering its customers best-in-class process technologies. We look forward to supporting customers worldwide in the implementation of BioFlux and other game-changing technologies.”
BioFlux® is a registered trademark of Duke Technologies, LLC. Sulzer Chemtech (GTC Technology) licenses the BioFlux® technology and provides engineering services for the process under a technology and business cooperation agreement.
Head of Marketing Communications Chemtech
Sulzer Management Ltd