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Bechtel technology solution selected to improve environmental performance of production of renewable fuels at industry leading facility in California

  • 10 May 2021
  • Americas, Energy, Press Release, Renewables

Emerging technology implementation accelerates adoption of energy transition solutions

Bechtel today announced that World Energy, a net-zero carbon solutions provider for transport, selected its SWSPlusSM technology to treat the sour water at the company's renewalable fuels facility in Paramount, California. Bechtel will provide a license and the engineering support to implement the technology that will further improve the environmental performance of World Energy's renewable fuels production process. 

"For more than 20 years, we've pushed the boundaries of what is possible in carbon reduction, said Gene Gebolys, CEO, World Energy. "Getting to net zero is a team endeavor. Our part is to drive down emissions in existing fleet operations."

The three significant benefits World Energy will realize from the impementation of the SWSPlusSM technology in its renewable fuels production include:

  • Reduction of nitrous oxides (NOx) emissions because the ammonia and hydrogen sulfide are recovered before incineration; 
  • The recovered hydrogen sulfide can be converted to elemental sulfur and the ammonia can be used within the refinery or sold as an additional source of revenue;
  • Greater efficiency of the facility because of the removal of ammonia from downstream processes.

"When leaders like World Energy implement emerging technologies that support more climate-friendly processes and facilities, it helps to accelerate adoption across the industry," said Paul Marsden, president of Bechtel's Energy business. "By collaborating with our customers who are committed to decreasing carbon emissions, we are shaping the future of energy together."

About World Energy 
World Energy exists to deliver ever better solutions at scale to those leading the push to lower carbon transport. We partner with suppliers and customers committed to net-zero goals and empower them to address difficult transportation-based emissions challenges. Through our network of low-carbon fuel facilities and supply chain partners, World Energy delivers effective carbon reduction solutions to reduce logistics-based carbon impacts. For more information, visit

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