Australian biodiesel plant reopens under new ownership

By Ron Kotrba | July 18, 2019

The former Australian Renewable Fuels plant in Barnawatha, Victoria, a 13.2 MMgy biodiesel manufacturing facility, has restarted operations under the new ownership of Just Biodiesel Pty Ltd.

Formation of Just Biodiesel was finalized in December following the purchase of the mothballed plant from the receiver, KordaMentha, in May 2018. ARF had filed bankruptcy and shut down operations more than three years ago. 

After a successful recommissioning and startup phase, Just Biodiesel began shipping biodiesel in June. Eleven out of 16 former employees of the facility have returned to work at the newly owned biodiesel plant.

According to Just Biodiesel, the company will supply the Australian market with B5 and B20 in partnership with distribution companies Refuelling Solutions and Viva Energy Australia. The company will also ship B100 made from tallow and used cooking oil to customers in California and the EU.


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