The Compact Production Unit (CPU) is a complete modular methyl ester production machine with the capacity of 8 000 t/year, ready for start-up after connection to the external tanks such as for methanol, oil, methyl ester, KM32 and G-phases, compressed air, external ventilation lines and electric power.
The CPU features a continuous process system containing automatic...
The CPU 3000F is a complete modular methyl ester production machine (two-stage transesterification process, using dry purification system for the final cleaning of the biodiesel) installed in one 20 ft container frame, including pre-filtering, free fatty acid reduction (from 5 % max to 1,5 %) as well, ready to start up after connecting to...
Solfuels USA, a newly retrofitted 40 MMgy biodiesel plant in Helena, Arkansas, is now making commercial sales of biodiesel. In September the plant loaded its first trucks and railcars of fuel, and discharged its first barge of soybean oil.
Cargill announced plans Sept. 21 to build a 60 MMgy biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas. The facility is expected to cost $90 million and open in early 2019. Construction will begin this December. This will be Cargill's third U.S. biodiesel plant.
Following years of policy uncertainty and market stagnation, the U.K.'s Department for Transport said it intends to raise the target under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, paving the way for future growth of the U.K. biofuels industry.
French and German oilseed farmer organizations say the European Commission cannot propose a reduction of EU biofuel production from biomass driven by environmental issues while widely opening its markets to imported biodiesel and GMO protein meal.
Germany's AGQM has opened registration for its latest round of no-harm tests on oxidation stabilizers for biodiesel. The no-harm tests ensure that additives do not cause negative interactions with the fuels. Registration is open until Oct. 15.
Legislation signed Sept. 13 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requires Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties to follow New York City's lead by blending at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5) into all home heating oil sold by July 1, 2018.
Following the recent EU decision to substantially lower import duties on Argentinian biodiesel, spurred by a World Trade Organization ruling last year, imports into the EU-28 are likely to rise sharply, producing considerable shifts in the market.
By late next year, renewable jet fuel will comprise at least 1 percent of the annual jet fuel consumption for aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport. The Switzerland-based airport had 16.5 million passengers in 2016.
The U.S. DOE selected four additional projects from the Productivity Enhanced Algae and ToolKits funding opportunity to receive up to $8.8 million. These projects will deliver high-impact tools and techniques to reduce the cost of algal biofuels.
According to information provided by the European Biodiesel Board, only six countries voted in favor of the proposal, while 10 voted against it and 12 abstained. EU ag and biodiesel groups are joining forces on antisubsidy measures against Argentina.