Elevance Renewable Sciences awards URS Corporation with construction contract

URS gets Elevance’s contract for biorefinery in Natchez, US

7:49 AM, 7th February 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences new biorefinery construction

WOODRIDGE, US: Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc, a high-growth specialty chemicals company, has selected URS Corporation to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for its second world-scale biorefinery in Natchez, Mississippi, US ensuring the company remains on track to meet customer forecasts for its Inherent renewable building blocks in 2016.

The commercial-scale manufacturing facility in Natchez will produce novel specialty chemicals, including multifunctional esters such as 9-decenoic methyl ester; a unique distribution of bio-based alpha and internal olefins including decene; and a premium mixture of oleochemicals. It will have a capacity of 280,000 metric tonne. The high-value performance specialty chemicals, olefins and oleochemicals produced at the company’s biorefineries will be used in personal care products, detergents and cleaners, lubricants and additives, engineered polymers, and other specialty chemicals markets.

“URS is a natural partner for us, and we’re looking forward to working together to advance our second biorefinery. Just as our Inherent renewable building blocks are a breakthrough category of novel products that provide innovative solutions to multiple industries, URS brings an innovative approach to getting the job done. Under the contract, URS’ scope of work involves converting Elevance’s existing biodiesel plant into a new biorefinery,” said K’Lynne Johnson, CEO, Elevance.

 

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