BDI opens €48m biodiesel plant in Spain

23 June 2008 17:08  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--BioDiesel International (BDI) has opened a 200,000 tonne/year biodiesel plant in Ferrol, northwest Spain, for an investment of €48m ($75m), the Austria-based company said on Monday.


BDI said the Ferrol plant was its sixth in the country, having already established sites in Barcelona, Huesca, Almeria and Seville.


The plant would use a feedstock of vegetable oils such as soybean oil and rapeseed oil, producing 90%-pure glycerine and fertilizers as by-products of the biodiesel refining process.


The plant had an inbuilt quay for receiving raw materials by ship, the company added.


($1 = €0.64)


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