Austria-headed biogas and biodiesel technology provider BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH has announced that it has been selected by US-headed global agri-commodities processor Cargill Inc., to supply a multi-feedstock biodiesel unit at its existing integrated oilseeds crush and Bioro biodiesel site in Ghent, Belgium.
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According to a statement, Cargill is constructing a multi waste- and residues-based biodiesel plant at its existing integrated oilseeds crush and Bioro biodiesel site in Ghent, Belgium.
The groundbreaking US$150 million project helps meet global renewable energy demand while protecting natural resources and enables Cargill to maintain a leading position across Europe, both in producing renewable fuels and providing customers with sustainable, responsible, and safe solutions.
The new Cargill facility in Ghent will be the first plant in Europe capable of processing all kinds of feedstocks, including fatty acids from vegetable oil refining, liquid residues from industrial processes, and even the fat recovered from sewage sludge from local municipalities, explained Roger Janson, President Agricultural Supply Chain at Cargill.
The plant will use the latest technology by BDI-BioEnergy International which enables the processing of all types of used cooking oils and fats, including by-products from food processing and waste from the food industry.
Our share in this lighthouse project represents the largest order volume in BDI’s history. In spite of the generally known difficult economic conditions, we are very proud of this success. With the multi-feedstock biodiesel technology RepCAT we developed, Cargill will be able to make an important contribution to the decarbonization of the European transport sector, said Markus Dielacher, CEO, BDI-BioEnergy International.
The new plant will have an annual production capacity of 115 000 tonnes of biodiesel and is scheduled to begin operations in June 2022.
Cargill is one of the most important biofuel producers in the world. With the new plant, Cargill is focusing on future-proof biofuels from waste and residues, in accordance with the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). The technology know-how and production plant for this comes from Austria, said Hermann Stockinger, CSO, BDI-BioEnergy International.