Topsoe’s tech supports Brazil’s first biorefinery producing SAF

Biobased Sustainable energy

Denmark/Brazil – Topsoe’s hydroprocessing technology will enable Brasil BioFuels, Brazil’s first biorefinery producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), to create the low-carbon fuels.

With the help of Topsoe’s technology, low-carbon fuels may be produced while also recycling gases and liquids from the process to create hydrogen that will be used in the biorefinery’s operations.

The Brazilian market has enormous potential for low-carbon fuels, and Brasil BioFuels is a pioneer in the SAF field.


Customers can use HydroFlex to transform low-value feedstocks into renewable jet and diesel that is ready to use and conforms to all applicable international standards. The novel HydroFlex process structure reduces both operating energy usage and capital expenditures (CAPEX), which lowers the Carbon Index (CI). Topsoe’s HydroFlex can be used for co-processing or standalone applications in both grassroots units and revamps.

Utilizing hydrogen to power facility operations, the H2bridge technology recovers waste propane and carbon off-gas from the refining process.