Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs and SunPine, producing biochemicals and feedstock for second-generation renewable fuels, have signed an agreement for Neste Jacobs to perform EPCM services to construct a Tall Oil Rosin production facility in Piteå, Sweden. When the new rosin plant is up and running, SunPine will be producing three different products: Raw tall diesel, a feedstock used in the production of renewable diesel; rosin, a raw material used in the production of derivatives, including printing ink and adhesives; and tall oil pitch, an energy product used in the paper industry. (Earlier post.)
Raw tall diesel from SunPine is used as raw material in the production of Preem’s Evolution Diesel product. SunPine is owned by Kiram, Preem, Sveaskog, Södra and Lawter.
The facility is expected to be operational in the second half of year 2015 and will deliver rosin to Lawter facility in Kallo, Belgium.
Neste Jacobs will carry out the project from its offices in Gothenburg, Sweden and Turku, Finland.
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