Uruguayan company to increase biodiesel production

29 June 2012 20:29  [Source: ICIS news]

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Uruguay firm Alcoholes de Uruguay (ALUR) plans to increase biodiesel production in 2012 and build a new 66,000 tonne/year plant, the company said on Friday.

ALUR plans to increase biodiesel production in 2012 to 17,000 tonnes, up from 16,000 tonnes in 2011, the company said.

The company's new biodiesel plant, which began construction in April, will require 200,000 tonnes/year of oil seeds and 6,000 tonnes/year of beef tallow.

The plant, to be located in Montevideo, Uruguay, will be operational in 2013 and have a production capacity of about 66,000 tonnes/year, the company said.

The company uses soybean, canola, sunflower and beef tallow to produce biodiesel.

($1 = €0.80)

By: Leela Landress
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