Atlas Copco’s CO2 compressors for Dutch biofuels facility


The Netherlands – Atlas Copco Gas and Process will supply CO2 compression equipment to renewable biofuels plant in The Netherlands.

The Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, formerly known as the Pernis refinery, will be home to an 820,000-ton-per-year biofuels plant. Once completed, one of Europe’s largest facilities will produce biowaste-derived sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable diesel, and renewable naphtha.

Production start in 2024

The facility could produce enough renewable diesel to reduce CO2 emissions by 2,800,000 tons per year with this capacity. Atlas Copco’s five-stage turbocompressor will compress 43.5 tons of CO2 per hour at 42.5 bar. The unit will support pipeline transportation of CO2 byproducts from the plant. The new plant will start producing in 2024.

Shell’s technology will be used to make low-carbon fuels like renewable diesel from waste products like used cooking oil, animal fat, and other industrial and agricultural residuals.