Processi Innovativi inks biodiesel agreement with Italian firm DP Lubrificanti

MAIRE TECNIMONT GROUP_Detail of DP-Lubrificanti second generation biodiesel plant
MAIRE TECNIMONT GROUP_Detail of DP-Lubrificanti second generation biodiesel plant

DP Lubrificanti has signed an agreement with technology firm Processi Innovativi for the design of plants based on DP Lubrificanti’s technology for the production of biodiesel.

According to Processi Innovativi, a subsidiary dedicated to technology development and industrial applications in the field of ‘green’ chemistry and part of KT-Kinetics Technology, this technology can process used cooking oil, animal fats and by-products from vegetable oil processing to produce biodiesel.

DP Lubrificanti has a factory based 40km south of Rome, which produces biodiesel that sells in Italy and exports to Germany, France, Greece, Croatia and other European countries. 

The Aprilia plant, with a capacity of 160,000 tonnes per year, cannot be called a traditional biodiesel plant. For the production of biodiesel are not in fact used vegetable oils that are used primarily for human consumption. 

Gaetano Iaquaniello, managing director of Processi Innovativi, said: “We are excited to continue the partnership with DP Lubrificanti also in the field of second-generation biodiesel. This is a further step into the green technology sector for Maire Tecnimont Group.”

Fabrizio Corcos, managing director of DP Lubrificanti, added: “This agreement confirms an alliance with a solid industrial and process partner.”

This story was written by Liz Gyekye, editor of Biofuels International. 

MAIRE TECNIMONT GROUP_Detail of DP-Lubrificanti second generation biodiesel plant