Praxair has been awarded a contract to supply hydrogen to Cetane Energy, LLC.

Cetane Energy, LLC needs hydrogen to use in the production of second-generation renewable diesel from tallow, or animal fat, at its biorefinery in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Cetane’s renewable diesel is highly stable and provides higher ignition value than traditional biodiesel or petrodiesel, while producing lower emissions.

The company uses a feedstock-flexible process, so that it can produce its renewable fuel from a wide range of biofeedstocks, including algae.
“We chose Praxair because it’s one of the largest and most respected hydrogen suppliers in the U.S,” said Cetane Chief Executive Officer, Richard Aves.

He added, “Praxair’s hydrogen supply systems and technical expertise played an important role in making this project possible.”

Anne Roby, Vice President of Praxair’s North American Industrial Gases South Region was also pleased with the contract, “Praxair is a leader in developing and supplying products and technologies that enable diversification of our energy network with environmentally-friendly fuels.”

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to supply hydrogen to an innovative alternative furl company like Cetane.”