BDI to optimize American GreenFuels biodiesel plant in New Haven

By Ron Kotrba | February 02, 2017

Austrian biodiesel plant manufacturer BDI-BioEnergy International AG is expanding its presence in the American market with the optimization of another biodiesel plant. After the successful completion of its retrofit project at Crimson Renewable Energy LP in Bakersfield, California, which tripled biodiesel production capacity and allowed a wider variety of lower-cost feedstock to be used, BDI begins 2017 with an additional U.S. retrofit project.

BDI’s latest biodiesel plant optimization work in the U.S. will occur on the East Coast at American GreenFuels LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kolmar Americas Inc. Kolmar has contracted with BDI to modernize American GreenFuels’ biodiesel plant in New Haven, Connecticut.

BDI will supply engineering and important plant components for the project. The aim of BDI’s customized RetroFit solution is to increase production capacity and feedstock flexibility for the utilization of used cooking oil at the facility.

“The modernization of an existing production plant requires the highest technical expertise and know-how,” said Hermann Stockinger, BDI’s vice president of global sales. “BDI has successfully completed more than 40 biodiesel projects in the past 20 years. With this strong focus on biodiesel, our experts have come up with an optimized retrofit after successfully concluding a pre-engineering project. All of us at BDI are looking forward to making this project a success for American GreenFuels.”

 

 
 
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