In future, the plant will be producing BioDiesel from waste materials and will have a total capacity of 250,000 tonnes/year.
The conclusion of the biggest contract to build a Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant in BDI’s history marks the successful start into the fiscal year 2014. The commission for this exceptional BioDiesel project has an estimated worth of EUR 47 million.
The Dutch customer Biodiesel Amsterdam (subsidiary of Simadan Holding) already brought an initial Multi-Feedstock BioDiesel plant supplied by BDI with a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year into operation in 2010 and is now increasing its production capacity at the location by a further 150,000 tonnes/year. This BioDiesel plant in the port of Amsterdam is the largest in the world for the production of BioDiesel from waste materials using the patented Multi-Feedstock Technology. Waste vegetable and animal oils from trade and industry are the only raw material used to manufacture BioDiesel in accordance with the relevant standards. As a result, this BioDiesel plant plays a major role in supplying Europe with sustainable fuel, the production of which does not involve competition of any kind with food production. The safe processing of problematic waste materials into a biofuel is in addition a crucial contribution to the reliable disposal of these difficult materials. The project includes a Glycerin distillation factory with a production capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year. Glycerin, which is a by-product of the BioDiesel production can be sold after appropriate processing to the industry as a raw material and thus generates further added value.
“This exemplary project demonstrates that with the right, flexible BioDiesel technology and inexpensive access to raw materials derived from waste, business success can be achieved – even at a time of great uncertainty on the biofuel market. It also shows how an effective contribution to the increase of the proportion of the European market accounted for sustainable biofuels can be made. It is an important positive signal to the European biofuel industry, which is currently suffering from a lack of political decisiveness and vision. BDI is very proud to be able to support such successful business models – or make them possible in the first place – with its latest generation of multi-feedstock BioDiesel technology,” says Dr Edgar Ahn CSO and member of the Executive Board. “Furthermore, we hope that such success stories will encourage the political decision-makers to create legal conditions for second-generation biofuels – biofuels based on waste materials or raw materials containing lignocellulose – that facilitate such investment decisions.”
About BDI – BioEnergy International AG
BDI – BioEnergy International AG is market and technology leader in the construction of customised BioDiesel plants using the Multi-Feedstock Technology the company has developed itself, which can manufacture BioDiesel from different raw materials, such as Vegetable Oils, Used Cooking Oils and Animal Fats.
BDI has specialised in the development of technologies that make optimum use of resources in the industrial processing of by- and waste products ever since it was established in 1996 and owns an extensive patent portfolio that has resulted from its in-house research and development activities. As a leading constructor of special plants, BDI also supplies efficient plant concepts in the waste to value field that are designed to produce BioGas from industrial and municipal waste. The range of services includes public authority, basic and detailed engineering, installation and start-up as well as after-sales support.
BDI – BioEnergy International AG and the companies it consolidates currently have about 110 employees. The shares of BDI – BioEnergy International AG (ISIN AT0000A02177) are listed in the General Standard/Regulated Market at Frankfurt Stock Exchange.