FCL's renewable diesel plant to use Topsoe's Hydroflex process
Photo courtesy of Topsoe

FCL’s renewable diesel plant to use Topsoe’s Hydroflex process

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), based in Saskatoon, Canada,  has chosen Topsoe’s HydroFlexTM process to produce low-carbon renewable diesel in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. With HydroFlex™, customers can convert low value feedstocks into drop-in renewable jet and diesel that meets all of the globally accepted specifications for these fuels.

FCL’s current oil refinery in Regina produces traditional petroleum products. Combining renewable fuels with those products FCL already manufactures will create a sustainable seed-to-tank solution for fuel production in Western Canada.

The FCL renewable diesel plant, once fully operational, has the potential to produce 15,000 barrels per day. The facility will be part of a larger Integrated Agriculture Complex, which also includes a canola crushing plant. FCL expects to be producing renewable diesel in 2027.

FCL provides more than 160 local co-operatives across Western Canada with strategy and leadership, wholesaling, manufacturing, logistics, operational support, business-enabling services and marketing support. 

“The production of renewable diesel is an important step in our transition to the low-carbon economy. Topsoe is a global leader and we are extremely pleased to work with their team, and to rely on their expertise, to deliver on our goals,” said Gil Le Dressay, vice president, manufacturing, FCL.

“We are proud to have been chosen as the official technology vendor for FCL’s new venture. Driven by our commitment to a sustainable future, we are focused on helping organizations like FCL reach their low-carbon economy goals and objectives,” said Henrik Rasmussen, managing director, the Americas, Topsoe.

Topsoe,  headquartered in Denmark, is a leading global developer and supplier of decarbonisation technology, catalysts, and services for the energy transition.