Alfa Laval wins USD-5.8m job on biorefinery project in Sweden

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March 23 (Renewables Now) - Alfa Laval AB (STO:ALFA) has been awarded a SEK-60-million (USD 5.8m/EUR 5.4m) contract to install a process line in a new biorefinery in Sweden.

The Swedish company, which specialises in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, booked the order through its Food Systems unit of the Food & Water Division. The job was awarded to it by Finnish energy company St1 Oy.

Alfa Laval noted that the contract calls for the delivery in 2021 of various pieces of equipment to eliminate impurities from waste fats and oils for subsequent conversion into renewable fuels.

The new biorefinery is being built in Gothenburg and is expected to open in 2022. It will have the annual capacity to produce some 200,000 tonnes of renewable fuels, according to the announcement.

(SEK 10 = USD 0.972/EUR 0.903)

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