DILUENT RECOVERY UNIT ALBERTA, CANADA

WHAT IS THE DRU?

At USD Group, we don’t just talk about breaking new ground and challenging the status quo. We roll up our sleeves and bring innovation to life.

The Diluent Recovery Unit (DRU) at our Hardisty terminal in Alberta is the latest example of how our legacy of pioneering leads to dramatic change for the industry and our partners. By enabling us to deliver DRUbitTM, which contains 95% pure bitumen, and recycle the diluent, we can deliver on a promise of greater safety, sustainability, and improved netback to our customers.

what is DrubitTM?

Patented by USDG, DRUbitTM is a non-hazardous, non-flammable commodity that improves safety and enables more direct transportation routes to refineries. By extracting the light diluent componenet from dilbit (70% bitumen) that is added to facilitate pipeline transportation, the resulting DRUbitTM is a heavier product (95% bitumen) with increased bitumen concentration that can be shipped by rail.

from

70% Bitumen
30% diluent

to

95% Bitumen
5% diluent

SIMPLY PUT: WITH DRUbitTM, PRODUCERS GET AN ESG-FRIENDLY SOLUTION THAT IS ECONOMICALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY ADVANTAGED RELATIVE TO ALTERNATIVES, AND REFINERS GET A SUPERIOR FEEDSTOCK.

LEARN WHY THE DRU IS THE REAL DEAL

THE DRU IS

COST-ADVANTAGED TO PIPELINES

COST-ADVANTAGED TO PIPELINES

COMPETITIVE FROM AN ESG PERSPECTIVE

COMPETITIVE FROM AN ESG PERSPECTIVE

A SAFER SOLUTION THAT DRIVES OPTIONALITY FOR REFINERS

A SAFER SOLUTION THAT DRIVES OPTIONALITY FOR REFINERS

A SCALABLE DESIGN SUITED FOR EXPANSION

A SCALABLE DESIGN SUITED FOR EXPANSION

How it works

How The dru delivers

Diluted bitumen flows to Hardistry, where the diluent is removed and sent back to the production site for re-use. The refinery receives a product that is 95% pure bitumen.

The current process

Diluted bitumen flows to Hardistry and then heads to the refinery. The product that arrives has a ratio of 70% bitumen to 30% diluent.

TAKE IT FROM THOSE WHO KNOW

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