RSB-certified North African biodiesel producer to double capacity
This month a biodiesel producer in North Africa, Tunisia-based Biodex-sa, has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials certification for biodiesel production. The company is the first in Tunisia to accomplish this, according to RSB.
Biodex-sa Manager Foued Tlijani told Biodiesel Magazine that the 2.1 MMgy plant, which began production in late 2011, is planning to double production capacity by the second half of this year. The plant’s biodiesel process uses technology developed in Germany, according to Tlijani.
Located in Ben Arous, Tunisia, near Rades port, Biodex-sa collects and processes used cooking oil into biodiesel and sells the finished fuel to the European market.
“We are delighted to add Biodex to the RSB-certified companies already producing biofuel in Africa,” said Rolf Hogan, RSB executive director. “We welcome their commitment to using waste materials and to processing them with the highest environmental and social standards, as required by the RSB standard.”
“Biodex-sa is proud to be the first RSB-certified organization in Tunisia,” said Mounir Bezzarga, CEO of Biodex-sa. “RSB certification shows Biodex-sa’s commitment to respecting the sustainability criteria of waste and the environment.”
In addition to being RSB-certified, Tlijani said Biodex-sa is also certified through the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification system.