27 January 2010 10:32 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Senari Biofuels plans to bring on stream the first biodiesel plant in the Malaysian state of Serawak in March, a company source said on Wednesday.
The 120,000 tonne/year plant located at Assar Senari Industrial Complex in Kuching cost Malaysian ringit (M$) 80m ($23.3m) to build, the source said.
“We target to start production in March but we cannot disclose the exact date,” the source said.
The biodiesel plant would receive feedstock from an adjacent palm oil refinery owned by Assar Senari Group (ASG), he added.
Additional feedstock would be procured through pipelines from nearby Assar independent oil terminal and deep-sea port, the source said.
Senari Biofuels was also planning to build a biodiesel plant at the Tanjung Manis industrial complex, in western Sarawak and another plant at Lawas industrial complex, north of the Malaysian state, the source said.
There are 12 active biodiesel plants in ?xml:namespace>
($1 = M$3.43)
To discuss issues facing the chemical industry go to ICIS connect
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections