Oleochem Analytics — Calgary-based Tidewater Midstream is looking to develop a plant on its Prince George Refinery, in British Columbia, to convert vegetable oils, used cooking oil (UCO) and animal fats into renewable diesel.
Once complete, the plant is expected to produce 150m liters/year of renewable diesel and is expected to be operational in two years or less.
Tidewater is seeking city council’s approval to rezone part of the refinery site on PG Pulpmill Road to allow the construction of the plant. Once they have the approval, the company hopes to begin construction before the end of July.
The facility would use 100% renewable feedstock and would include a pre-treatment facility to provide flexibility on various renewable sources.
The Prince George Refinery project would be the first in Canada to produce renewable diesel that meets all the specifications for diesel in Canada and the U.S., Tidewater said.