France’s largest multifeedstock biodiesel plant opens

By Ron Kotrba | December 31, 2013

BDI-BioEnergy International AG announced that it has completed commissioning of the largest multifeedstock biodiesel plant in France, Estener’s 75,000 ton (22.5 MMgy) plant in Le Havre. The plant processes used cooking oils and animal fats into biodiesel. BDI stated it completed the €16.4 ($22.47) million project on schedule in 11 months.

“We are particularly proud that our technology was chosen for the construction of the first multifeedstock biodiesel plant in France and that we have succeeded in satisfying our customer by implementing the project successfully,” says Edgar Ahn, BDI’s chief science officer.

Biodiesel manufactured from waste materials in France counts double towards the achievement of the national renewable energy targets.


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  1. Dr EI Bello



    Africa is being recolonized by land grabbers from Brazil, Israel, Middle east, India, China and Europe. Instead of allowing foreigners to grab land and establish biofuel farms, African and world leaders should ensure that the local farmers are empowered with money, technology and agric inputs to produce biofuels sustainably and beneficially. Biodiesel has the potential to yield more foreign exchange than crude oil to Africa and will be the pusher of the next technological revolution.


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