German refiner produces ultralow sulfur diesel

Bayernoil Raffineriegesellschaft MBH recently revamped a diesel hydrotreater in its Neustadt refinery to produce ultralow sulfur diesel (ULSD)—one that contains The unit started producing ULSD in October 2002 in preparation for the official introduction of the European diesel specification in January 2003.Combined with a successful revamp in 1999-2000, the current project gives Bayernoil two diesel hydrotreaters that produce ULSD and one distillate hydrotreater that makes light heating oil (Bayernoil's experience demonstrates that existing units can be revamped to produce ULSD at substantially lower costs than building a grassroots unit. As much as 18% more unit capacity can res...

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