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Renewable fuel producer Vandelay Ventures is set to develop a facility in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, to produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The complex would also include an edible oil bulking terminal with a capacity of 30,000 tonnes and a 100,000 tonnes/year palm oil refinery, Biofuels Digest reported on 16 November.

At least 60% of the feedstock used at the plant would come from used cooking oil, waste animal fats and other industrial and agricultural residual products, the report said.

Swiss fluid engineering company Sulzer Chemtech said on 16 November that it would be supplying – in cooperation with Duke Technologies – its BioFlux technology, basic engineering packages (BEP) and technical services to the 250,000 tonnes/year Sabah Maju Jaya Renewable Energy Industrial Complex (SMJREIC) in Sapangar Bay.

“These will enable the hydrotreatment of bio-based feedstocks and their selective conversion into high-quality SAF and renewable diesel,” the company said.

BioFlux technology could reduce carbon intensity by up to 11%, compared to conventional hydro-treating units, Sulzer said.

“With our renewable fuels complex we aim to drive the decarbonisation of the transportation as well as the manufacturing industries,” Vandelay Ventures CEO Haji Mohamed Mohar said.

Winterthur-headquartered Sulzer specialises in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and purification technologies for fluids of all types.