Swedish fuel company Preem has increased production of renewable diesel by 40% at its Gothenburg plant, the company announced on 21 January.

The Stockholm-based company is now also able to produce 100% renewable products its green hydro treater (GHT) plant following redevelopment.

“The redevelopment means that Preem has increased its domestic production of biofuels and, at the same time, we contribute to the ongoing shift from fossil fuels to renewable,” said Preem CEO Magnus Heimburg.

;Preem’s redevelopment of the Gothenburg facility is another step towards the company’s goal of producing 5M m3 of renewable fuels by 2030.

“Our goal means that we can reduce CO₂ emissions by 12.5M tonnes, which corresponds to 20% of Sweden’s total emissions,” added Heimburg.

The Gothenburg plant sources a range of sustainable renewable raw materials, including raw tall oil diesel, food residues and recycled frying oil.

Preem has two refineries in Sweden - Preemraff Göteborg in Gothenburg and Preemraff Lysekil near Lysekil – with a total refining capacity of more than 18M m3 /year.

The company exports its products to the international market, mainly northwestern Europe.