Green fuel producer Covenant Energy has chosen Haldor Topsoe to provide the technology for its new renewable diesel plant in Canada, Haldor Topsoe announced on 17 June.

Founded in 2019, private company Covenant is developing a stand-alone hydrogenation-derived renewable diesel (HDRD) refinery in Saskatchewan, which will produce diesel from renewable feedstocks, including Canadian canola oil.

The 6,500 barrels/day unit is scheduled to become operational in early 2024, according to the statement.

Topsoe’s HydroFlex renewable fuel technology will be used at the plant to produce renewable jet fuel and diesel. Topsoe said its technology could be used in both grassroots units and revamps for co-processing or stand-alone applications.

The company said its H2bridge hydrogen technology, based on the modular Haldor Topsoe Convection Reformer (HTCR) technology, would also be part of the project.

With HydroFlex, customers can convert low value feedstocks to renewable fuels that qualify for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit, according to Topsoe.

“Our renewable diesel and SAF will have a competitive advantage under Canada’s Clean Fuel Regulations,” Covenant Energy’s president and CEO Josh Gustafson said.

Headquartered in Denmark, Haldor Topsoe is a global supplier of catalysts, technology, and services to the chemical and refining industries.