10 July 2012 15:29 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--BDI BioEnergy International has been commissioned to build a multi-feedstock biodiesel plant in the French port city of Le Havre, the Austria-based biofuels firm said on Tuesday.
EcoMotion France, a subsidiary of Germany-based bioproducts conglomerate Saria and of Intermarche, one of the largest supermarket chains in France, commissioned the build and will pay BDI a total of €16.4m ($20.2m) for the project.
The commission involves the entire biodiesel process, as well as the assembly and installation of the multi-feedstock plant which, when completed, will be the biggest in France.
BDI said the plant will produce biodiesel exclusively from waste materials instead of rapeseed oil, which has been the main raw material used in France up to now.
The 75,000 tonnes/year of biodiesel manufactured by the new plant will be marketed via the filling station network of Intermarche.
“Our new commission demonstrates that there continues to be potential for new plants in the biodiesel sector,” said Edgar Ahn, chief sales officer at BDI.
“We do, however, think that there is a definite emphasis on plants that are able to process waste materials, and thus help to promote environmental protection on a sustained basis,” he added.
($1 = €0.81)
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