Petrotec pins hopes on old chipfat with new plant

Petrotec started up its new biodiesel plant in the port of Emden yesterday. The plant’s capacity is 100,000 tons (about 1


Vital Fettrecycling.jpg


million liters)/year. It includesa refinery, storage tanks, a laboratory and its own loadingand unloading unit for inland and ocean-going vessels on the harborpier. The new production plant means that Petrotec has total productioncapacity of 185,000 tons (ablout210 million liters) a yearsplit over two plants.

Petrotec sources its biofuels from over 16,000 restaurants in Europe. Waste fat is collected by its
subsidiary Vital Fettrecycling (right).

Lets hope that the price of used veg oil stays low… The Californian experience has not shown that to be the case onece serious demands area placedon used edible fats.

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