Statoil to invest in green Danish refinery

12/11/2000
Statoil intends to produce ultralow-sulfur diesel at the Kalundborg, Denmark, refinery, by 2002, long before 2005 regulations require it. Photo courtesy of Statoil.Click here to enlarge imageNorway's Statoil AS will spend $50 million on a new diesel dearomatization unit at its Kalundborg refinery near Copenhagen as part of plans to get the jump on European sulfur content legislation due to come into force in 2005. According to Statoil, the new plant, expected to be up and running by 2002, will cut the sulfur content of diesel by 80%, from 0.005% to just 0.001% (10 ppm), and "substantially reduce" carcinogenic aromatics and polyaromatics levels in the product.The new unit will be a S...
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