Buster Biofuels to employ Viesel Fuel enzymatic biodiesel process

By Ron Kotrba | November 11, 2014

A 5 MMgy plant under construction in San Diego, Buster Biofuels, will be producing biodiesel using the latest process technology of enzymatic production.

Buster Halterman, CEO of Buster Biofuels, told Biodiesel Magazine that his company is working with Stuart, Fla.-based Viesel Fuel LLC to install Viesel Fuel’s unique adaptation of enzymatic biodiesel process technology in his southern California plant. Halterman said this will allow the company to quickly scale beyond 5 MMgy once up and running. Viesel Fuel is partnered with liquid enzyme maker Novozymes.  

Stuart Lamb, CEO of Viesel Fuel, confirmed his company’s involvement in the Buster Biofuels project.

Halterman said construction, underway for more than a year now, is expected to be complete by early next year. He added that the project has taken longer than anticipated because of city-level permitting hurdles. He also said the decision to use enzymatic processing and work with Viesel Fuel came after the plant had already started construction.

“We’re excited to be the first enzymatic biodiesel plant on the West Coast,” Halterman told Biodiesel Magazine. “Our intent all along has been to build our company slowly, organically and with purpose.”

Tactical Fabrication LLC is providing equipment and fabrication services for the project.


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