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Successful testing at Equinor’s refineries

  • Mongstad facility. Photo: Equinor / Øyvind Hagen
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    Equinor / Øyvind Hagen

We need new conversion technology to use more of the biomass we have at hand – and to produce advanced biofuels at scale. Energy company Equinor, welcomes dialogue with feedstock providers and conversion technology providers in order to reach this.

Published 18 June 2020.

Successful testing at Equinor’s refineries

- Our partnership with Bio4Fuels is an important meeting arena for us and an enabler for relevant research cooperation, says Helle Brit Mostad, Innovation Advisor for Equinor.

Equinor is committed to long term value creation in a low carbon future, and their strong technology base and ability to apply new technologies, gives them a competitive advantage, states Mostad.

- Going forward we will prioritize a portfolio towards renewables and low carbon activities. Sustainable and carbon neutral liquid fuels are not widely available today. That is one of the reasons why we work with advanced biofuels solutions, in order to provide viable alternatives to conventional fuels - particularly for means of transportation that are not easily electrified, she says.

During 2019, several successful tests were completed at Mongstad and Kalundborg refineries, co-processing bio-oil feedstocks. The objective is to test even more sustainable feedstocks with a lower supply chain CO2 footprint compared with first generation biofuels.

- Our goal is to make our refineries at Mongstad and Kalundborg relevant for the energy transition by reducing the CO2 footprint of our production and products, Helle Brit Mostad says.

 

 

Published 18. June 2020 - 14:32 - Updated 26. June 2020 - 10:46