Canadian oil and natural gas company Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure (Tidewater) has chosen technology from Topsoe for the production of renewable diesel at its proposed new plant, the companies announced on 15 April.

Tidewater will use Topsoe’s HydroFlex and H2bridge technologies to produce approximately 3,000 barrels/day of renewable diesel at the proposed new facility at the site of the company’s existing Prince George refinery in British Columbia, Canada.

Construction work was due to begin shortly – dependent on Tidewater’s final investment decision – with the facility expected to be commissioned as early as 2023 – the companies said.

The renewable diesel facility will be focused on 100% renewable feedstock and will include a pre-treatment facility for feedstock flexibility.

Topsoe will deliver engineering, license, proprietary equipment, and catalyst for its HydroFlex and H2bridge technologies.

Designed for the production of renewable jet fuel and diesel, Topsoe said its HydroFlex technology could be used in both grassroots units and revamps for co-processing or stand-alone applications.