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Biofuel producer Brasil Biofuels (BBF) plans to build a new biofuels facility in Manaus, Brazil, using technology developed by Danish renewable fuel technology company Topsoe.

The facility would produce hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), Topsoe said on 19 October.

With a production capacity of 500,000 tonnes/year, the plant was due to become operational in 2025, the company said.

The plant will use Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology – which converts low value feedstocks into SAF and diesel – and H2bridge technology, which captures waste propane and carbon off gas from the refining process and converts it into hydrogen.

Brasil BioFuels was founded by individual shareholders in 2008, with the aim of replacing the use of diesel oil for biodiesel in northern Brazil’s thermoelectric plants with renewable sources, such as vegetable oil and biomass.