Accelerating renewable science innovation

Case Study

Mixed Super Critical Fluid Plant

From Idea to Engineering to Construction to Start-up

Wilmar International is Asia’s leading agribusiness group, and one of the largest listed companies by market capitalization on the Singapore Exchange. The company’s business activities include oil palm cultivation, oilseeds crushing, edible oils refining, sugar, specialty fats, oleochemicals and biodiesel manufacturing and grains processing. Wilmar has over 300 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries to support a well established processing and merchandising business. Wilmar also manufactures and distributes fertilizers and owns a fleet of vessels. The Wilmar Group is backed by a multi-national workforce of approximately 90,000 people.

Inventure was commissioned to design, engineer and construct the first of two nutritional ingredient plants for Wilmar in China. In July 2017 the first of these facilities was completed and operations commenced. This commercial project is a 100 times larger than the Inventure pilot plant facility in Alabama (>100x scale up factor) and the core of the Inventure process system is operating within 5% of design.

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