Tag: biodiesel plant

Abandoned Florida biodiesel plant may be environmental hazard

Abandoned Florida biodiesel plant may be environmental hazard

July 15, 2014 |

In Florida, a survey of the abandoned Clean Fuel Lakeland biodiesel plant has revealed biodiesel, methanol and a host of other chemicals behind, neglected and waiting to cause a problem. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for supervising the facility and says it has already inspected it, finding no hazards.  

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Sofiproteol to invest $10.8 million to convert abattoir into biodiesel plant

Sofiproteol to invest $10.8 million to convert abattoir into biodiesel plant

October 16, 2013 |

In France, Sofiproteol is converting its animal abattoir in Venette to produce 80,000 metric tons of biodiesel annually. The $10.8 million conversion will be online in 2015. It will also use waste oils as feedstock in additional to animal fats. The investment is being done jointly with Belgian company Electrawinds.

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Thailand favors palm oil biodiesel plans over advanced biofuel targets

Thailand favors palm oil biodiesel plans over advanced biofuel targets

August 13, 2013 |

In Thailand, the Energy Policy & Planning Office is planning to boost biodiesel production to 7.3 million liters per day by 2021, up from its previous plan of 5.9 million liters and the current production of 2.8 million liters. That fuel is expected to come from palm oil. A target for advanced biofuels has been […]

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REG re-opens mothballed Texas biodiesel plant it bought in November

REG re-opens mothballed Texas biodiesel plant it bought in November

July 2, 2013 |

In Texas, the Renewable Energy Group has re-opened the former North Texas Bio Energy plant it bought in November. The waste cooking oil and fats biodiesel plant in Western Bowie County can produce 15 million gallons of biodiesel annually. The official re-opening was held on Friday.

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Itochu co-invests with Flint Hills and Benefuel in Nebraska 2G biodiesel plant

Itochu co-invests with Flint Hills and Benefuel in Nebraska 2G biodiesel plant

May 27, 2013 |

In Nebraska, ITOCHU together with ITOCHU ENEX CO has invested in a 50 million gallon per year, next-generation biodiesel fuel project, which Flint Hills Resources Renewables LLC, and Benefuel Inc. are jointly developing in Beatrice. The projected production volume of this facility alone corresponds to approximately 5% of the current biodiesel production in the U.S. […]

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Lignol Energy invests in re-start of Darwin, Australia biodiesel plant

Lignol Energy invests in re-start of Darwin, Australia biodiesel plant

April 17, 2013 |

In Canada, Lignol Energy Corporation announced that it has subscribed for convertible notes with a principal value of A$1.18 million issued by Territory Biofuels Limited and signed a Technology Collaboration Agreement that includes a package of technical and further assistance to aid in the restart of TBF’s 150 million liter per year biodiesel plant and […]

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Iran inaugurates biodiesel plant

Iran inaugurates biodiesel plant

March 1, 2013 |

In Iran, PressTV reports that a biodiesel plant was inaugurated, with Vice President and head of the Department of Environment Javad Mohammadizadeh in attendance. The plant was built in the town of Tiran and Karvan, in the province of Isfahan at a cost in excess of USD$12 million. No other details were given such as […]

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Biofuels de Mexico donates biodiesel plant to university

Biofuels de Mexico donates biodiesel plant to university

November 6, 2012 |

In Mexico, Biofuels de Mexico has donated a biodiesel plant to the engineering faculty at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México that will produce fuel to power the university’s transport system Pumabús. The switch to biodiesel is expected to lower the bus system’s GHG emissions by 12%.

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