Santa Maria Renewable Resources (SMRR), a vertically integrated renewable energy and bio-based production developer, has executed license and engineering agreements for Topsoe’s Hydroflex and H2bridge technologies to produce renewable fuels at a new plant to be built in Texas.
HydroFlex converts various fat, oils and greases into drop-in renewable jet and diesel that meets all globally accepted specifications for these fuels. Topsoe’s HydroFlex can be deployed in both grassroots units and revamps for co-processing or stand-alone applications.
H2bridge technology replaces external fossil feedstocks for production of hydrogen by processing the waste propane and off gases from the HydroFlex process and converting it into green hydrogen that is then consumed in the same process (i.e. HydroFlex). This patented process integration provides the customers with improved carbon intensity score.
The facility is targeting a daily output of up to 3,000 barrels per stream per day is expected, encompassing both renewable diesel (RD) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The demand for RD and SAF is significantly on the rise as the aviation industry makes strides to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Additionally, SMRR has partnered with Chemex Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Shaw Group, to begin the front-end engineering design for the facility in East Texas.