January 23, 2013

Biofuel News Roundup

BIOX resumes biodiesel production
Canada-based BIOX Corp. has resumed biodiesel production at its Hamilton, Ontario, facility after temporarily suspending operation last October. The company stated improvements in US biodiesel market and confidence in market outlook as reasons for resuming production. The facility has 67m liters/year of biodiesel production capacity.

Electrawinds starts biodiesel operations
Belgian green energy company Electrawinds via its new subsidiary Electrawinds GreenFuel has started producing biodiesel using animal waste fats for feedstock in Sluiskil, the Netherlands -- a facility that ElectraWinds acquired and renovated last year. The biodiesel plant has a capacity to produce up to 250,000 tonnes at its full capacity. The company said the site has a storage capacity of up to 25,000 tonnes at its disposal.

Plasco to build waste-to-electricity facility
Canada-based Plasco Energy Group will build a 150,000 tonnes/year waste conversion facility in Ottawa, Ontario, using municipal solid waste of around 109,500 tonnes/year supplied by the City of Ottawa. The facility will use Plasco's proprietary Integrated Converting and Refining System (ICARS), which will gasifies the waste and refines the gas using plasma technology. The synthetic gas will then be used to produce 15 megawatts of net electricity that will be sold to the grid. Construction is expected to start in the second half of 2013 with commercial operation planned for the first half of 2015.

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