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Volume 7, Issue 6
Published: October 21, 2013
Facility of dreams

ASB Biodiesel CEO Anthony Dixon reveals his thoughts and aspirations as the first biodiesel plant opens in Hong Kong

 

ASB Biodiesel is aiming to start producing biodiesel at its Hong Kong-based processing plant this November. Located at the Tseung Kwan O industrial estate in Kowloon, and backed to the tune of $165 million (€122 million) by the Al Salam Bank based in Bahrain, ASB is expecting to produce around 100,000 tonnes of biodiesel a year at the fully operational facility.

The plant will make use of 200,750 tonnes of grease trap waste as feedstock, along with quantities of used cooking oil collected from local restaurants.

Construction on the plant itself began in November 2011 and the last two months have consisted of inspections and obtaining operating licenses which ASB Biodiesel CEO Anthony Dixon claims will be ‘all tied up by the end of October’.

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