Methes Energies to open biodiesel plant

Biodiesel producer Methes Energies Canada's newly retrofitted biodiesel plant will be officially opened on 10 August – International Biodiesel Day.

The Sombra, Ontario-based plant is able to produce 13 million gallons a year of biodiesel from mostly cooking oil and animal fat, although it is able to handle a variety of different feedstocks.

Methes Energies began retrofitting the plant after it acquired it a few years ago. It broke ground on the plant's process facility in December after the Canadian government approved the application.

The plant also features technology for the recovery of methanol and continuous flow production.

Eighteen people already work at the plant, but this is expected to increase once the facility begins operating at fully capacity.

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