Bio Lubestock Feasibility Study

Bio Lubestock Feasibility Study

Becht Case Study

Bio Lube StockSituation: A North American entity was considering building a facility to produce synthetic base oils from farnesene, which is derived from renewable feedstock. Becht was requested to complete a technical and economic cold eyes review of the process feasibility and capital costs on behalf of a potential equity partner.

Action: Becht staff prepared a summary of key risks and potential mitigations for the overall process.  Issues around critical equipment sparing, heat and material balance consistency, and metallurgy selection were identified.

Result: Client utilized the results from Becht to include in their investment decision and terms of a potential equity stake in the new facility. The Client was able to understand technical and investment cost risk prior to making an investment decision.

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