Plant news from around the globe

By Staff | September 10, 2012

A new 3 MMly multifeedstock biodiesel plant in Thetford Mines, Quebec, owned by Innoltek, received a $200,000 loan from the Canadian government to purchase and install a distillation system, boiler and reactors, and to finalize layout of the production facility. BDI-BioEnergy International AG was commissioned to build a multifeedstock biodiesel plant in the French port city of Le Havre. The order volume amounts to €16.4 million ($20.1 million). W2 Energy Inc. announced that its recently acquired 650,000 gallon biodiesel plant from Agri-Green Biodiesel Inc. was transported to Guelph, Ontario, and is ready for production. A new biodiesel plant in Cuba using jatropha oil feedstock has begun production. The small refinery located in Guantanamo province is scaled to produce 30,000 gallons per year. Algae.Tec Ltd. held official commissioning of its Shoalhaven One showcase algae production facility in Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia. Golden Leaf Energy, a 2.2 MMgy multifeedstock biodiesel producer in Harvey, La., plans to expand production with financing help from the New Orleans Startup Fund. Methes Energies Canada Inc. held a grand opening ceremony for its new 50 MMly multifeedstock biodiesel facility in Sombra, Ontario. The California Energy Commission approved $1.86 million in grant funding for the expansion and upgrade of Yokayo Biofuels Inc.’s Ukiah, Calif.-based biodiesel facility, increasing biodiesel production capacity from 1,400 gallons a day to 2,000 gallons a day while retrofitting its process line to enzymatic production. Yokayo is working with Piedmont Biofuels on the enzymatics. Genuine Bio-Fuel Inc. headquartered in Indiantown, Fla., plans building a new biodiesel plant in Lincoln Park, N.J., at the Lincoln Park Airport.

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