Diester Industrie is becoming worldwide. The European commission gave its agreement to Diester Industrie, part of Sofiproteol and Bunge to create a new company called Diester Industrie International.
This new entity will be owned 60% by Diester Industrie and 40% by Bunge and will hold 50% of the activities of the Marl factory in Germany (250,000 tonnes), a factory in Livorno Italy (160,000 tonnes) and a factory in Brück Austria (30,000 tonnes). Diester Industrie International will be mainly dedicated to developing biodiesel activities within the EU in line with the target of reaching 5,75 % blend of biofuels by 2010.
Source: oleoline.com Oct. 09, 2005.