Wellington Microtech Biofuels Refinery

  • Location:

    Wellington, Utah

  • Client:

    Wellington Microtech

  • Construction Value:

    Currently under development

  • Delivery Method:

    Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC)

  • Year Completed:

    In progress

  • Specialties:

    Manufacturing & Process Industries

Features & Highlights

  • 3,000-BPD biofuels micro-refinery in eastern Utah
  • Turn-key delivery of complex plant with high-tech/proprietary processing equipment
Project Overview

Sundt is currently developing an EPC biofuel micro-refinery project that will produce 3,000 barrels per day (BPD) and 46 million gallons of advanced renewable biofuel per year. Using a patented technology called catalytic hydrothermolysis (CH), the plant will process used corn and cooking oils into a cost-effective replacement for jet and diesel fuels. The final output will be 100% bio-fuel, a much more environmentally friendly alternative to regular diesel and jet fuel.

The project scope includes major processing equipment and systems including a proprietary CH reactor, site and civil work, foundations and structural, building systems, rail spur and associated unloading systems, piping, electrical and instrumentation, and utilities. The project is located in Wellington, Utah, about 120 miles southeast of Salt Lake City in Carbon County.

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