Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

Renewable Fuels Industry Water Solutions

Regulations and incentives for refiners to produce renewable fuels and lower their carbon intensity become more prominent yearly. Processing and blending renewable diesel, gasoline, and sustainable aviation fuel makes economic and environmental sense but can present operational challenges. We can help you address these potential issues to ensure they do not outweigh the benefits. Processing complex feedstocks present both challenges and opportunities for renewable producers. Veolia has been working with fuel manufacturers for over 50 years to tailor solutions for lasting success. From chemicals, equipment, and industry-leading remote monitoring and predictive technology, Veolia delivers specialized solutions that create lasting value. Let us help you meet your renewable targets!

 

 

Challenges

Feedstock Storage, Flexibility, and Pretreatment

Ahead of the Renewable Diesel Unit, treatments can ensure the process stream remains stable and does not impact downstream reliability.

  • Feedstock antipolymerization solutions
  • Dehydration and separation aid in improving feedstock quality and extend RDU cycle length.
  • Corrosion inhibitors to ensure pretreatment asset protection High purity citric acid for pH control in pretreatment.

Process Assets Protection

Optimum performance of process units prevents fouling and corrosion to minimize downtime and maintenance, enabling longer run length.

  • Fouling control agent preventing high-temperature polymerization
  • Industry-leading corrosion inhibitor programs
  • Amine sweeting optimization and system protection.

Finished Fuel Additives

Meet specifications on finished fuel to optimize value.

  • Cold flow and cloud point for fuel with better properties.
  • Conductivity and lubricity improvers to meet required specifications.

Wastewater Management

Ensure effluent meets discharge permits at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

  • Engineering design support and complete wastewater equipment portfolio to meet effluent discharge requirements.
  • Specialty coagulants, flocculants, and bioaugmentation technologies combined with state-of-the-art monitoring tools and unique automated chemical dosing systems to optimize treatment performance and reduce operation costs.
  • Technical advisory & troubleshooting support to full Operations & Maintenance (O&M) outsourcing services allows the plant to focus on Renewable Diesel production.

Utility Water Systems

Ensure utility water systems operate reliably and efficiently, free of scale and corrosion.

  • Boiler water pretreatment equipment and chemical programs for reliable steam generation to optimize fuel requirements and, water usage, and reduce GHG emissions.
  • Non-phosphorous Cooling Tower treatments to prevent exchanger fouling while reducing phosphate in the effluent.
  • Reverse osmosis engineered systems prevent deposition by removing dissolved solids responsible for scale formation that can lead to production losses.

Applications

Wastewater treatment

Wastewater treatment plays a pivotal role in the renewable fuels market by facilitating the recovery of valuable resources such as organic matter and nutrients from sewage, which can be converted into biogas, biofuels, and other renewable energy sources, contributing to sustainable and environmentally responsible fuel production.

Cooling/steam system treatment

Cooling and steam system treatment is a critical component of the renewable fuels market, ensuring the efficient operation of biomass and biofuel production processes by preventing scaling and corrosion in heat exchange equipment, thereby maximizing energy efficiency and reducing maintenance costs, supporting the sustainability of renewable fuel production.

Fuel additives

Fuel additives in the renewable fuels market are essential compounds designed to enhance the performance and environmental benefits of biofuels and other sustainable energy sources, ensuring cleaner combustion, reduced emissions, and improved overall efficiency, thus supporting the transition to greener and more sustainable transportation and energy sectors.

Pretreatment process: oil/water/solvent separations

Pretreatment processes for oil/water/solvent separations are integral to the renewable fuels market, as they enable the efficient extraction and separation of valuable oils and biofuels from biomass feedstocks, ensuring higher yields and cost-effective production, thus advancing the sustainability and viability of renewable fuel sources.

Hydrotreating: control fouling & extend run length

Hydrotreating is a crucial technology within the renewable fuels market. Our solutions to minimize deposition in process equipment and relieve pressure drop in catalyst beds play a pivotal role in controlling fouling and extending the operational lifespan of catalysts and reactors in biofuel production, thereby enhancing process efficiency, reducing maintenance costs, and promoting the sustainable development of renewable fuel sources.

Corrosion protection

Corrosion protection is paramount in the renewable fuels market to safeguard the integrity and longevity of equipment and infrastructure used in the production and transportation of biofuels, preventing costly damage and ensuring the reliability of renewable fuel supply chains, ultimately contributing to the sustainability and competitiveness of the industry.

Products & Services

Process & utilities chemical programs

Process and utilities chemical programs are essential in the renewable fuels industry, offering tailored solutions to optimize production processes, enhance energy efficiency, and minimize environmental impact, thereby supporting the cost-effective and sustainable production of biofuels and other renewable energy sources.

Water treatment technology provider (design / build / operate)

Water treatment technology providers in the renewable fuels industry offer comprehensive services encompassing the design, construction, and operation of water treatment systems, ensuring the responsible management of water resources, compliance with environmental regulations, and the efficient, sustainable production of biofuels and other renewable energy solutions.

Finished product quality additives

Finished product quality additives are crucial components in the renewable fuels industry, as they enhance the performance and environmental attributes of biofuels, ensuring compliance with stringent quality standards, reduced emissions, and improved overall efficiency, thus supporting the marketability and acceptance of sustainable energy solutions.

Technical support & performance assurance

Technical support and performance assurance are vital services in the renewable fuels industry, providing expertise and oversight to maintain and optimize production processes, ensuring consistent product quality, and maximizing operational efficiency, thereby promoting the reliability and competitiveness of renewable fuel production.

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