Leveraging digital technologies to create the smart renewable diesel facility

Many companies are modifying existing crude refineries or building grassroots renewable diesel facilities to produce drop-in, green renewable diesel from a variety of agriculturally derived triglyceride feedstocks.

Many companies are modifying existing crude refineries or building grassroots renewable diesel facilities to produce drop-in, green renewable diesel from a variety of agriculturally derived triglyceride feedstocks. The key drivers for this global trend are regulatory, tax and social pressures to lower the carbon intensity of transportation fuels.
The renewable diesel production process offers many challenges that can impact safety, reliability and profitability. These challenges range from feedstock availability, variability, gumming, metals, corrosion and wax formation in the pretreatment unit (PTU) or feed pretreatment train that can affect safety, operability, catalytic-based yield and p

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