Kinder Morgan Inc. has placed into commercial service its renewable feedstock storage and logistics hub project with Neste, the company said in a release May 8.
Neste will store a variety of raw materials such as used cooking oil collected from more than 80,000 restaurants across the US at Kinder Morgan’s Harvey Terminal in Harvey, La., to be used as feedstock in the production of renewable fuels and plastics.
The companies entered the partnership in September 2021, noting the initial, committed phases included modifying existing tanks and associated piping to enable segregated storage of a variety of raw materials and the installation of a new boiler for heating tanks and railcars (OGJ Online, Sept. 14, 2021).
Enhancements to rail, truck, and marine infrastructure have also been made to meet the modal flexibility requirements of Neste’s feedstock supply chain, Kinder Morgan said.
The project is supported by a long-term commercial commitment from Neste, and at Neste’s option, can be further expanded.