Cargill is constructing a multi-waste and residues-based biodiesel plant at its existing integrated oilseeds crush and Bioro biodiesel site in Belgium.
The $150 million (€126 million) project in Ghent will help meet global renewable energy demands while protecting natural resources.
This project enables Cargill to maintain its leading position across Europe, both in producing renewable fuels and providing customers with sustainable, responsible and safe solutions.
“The new Cargill facility in Ghent will be the first plant in Europe capable of processing all kinds of feedstocks, including fatty acids from vegetable oil refining, liquid residues from industrial processes, and even the fat recovered from sewage sludge from local municipalities,” said Roger Janson, Cargill’s president of agricultural supply chain.
The plant will use the latest technology by BDI-BioEnergy International, which enables the processing of all types of used cooking oils and fats, including by-products from food processing and waste from the food industry.
Markus Dielacher, the CEO of BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH added: “Our share in this project represents the largest order volume in BDI’s history. In spite of the generally known difficult economic conditions, we are very proud of this success.”
The new plant will have a production capacity of 115,000 tonnes of biodiesel per year and is scheduled to be opened in June 2022.
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