HollyFrontier to construct new RDU at its Artesia refinery
HollyFrontier plans to construct a new RDU at its Artesia refinery. The RDU will have a production capacity of approximately 125M gallons a year and allow HollyFrontier to process soybean oil and other renewable feedstocks into renewable diesel. This investment will provide HollyFrontier the opportunity to meet the demand for low-carbon fuels while covering the cost of our annual RIN purchase obligation under current market conditions. The RDU, along with corresponding rail infrastructure and storage tanks, is estimated to have a total capital cost of $350M, and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022. The RDU will be funded with cash on hand and is expected to generate an internal rate of return between 20%-30%.