A new biofuel plant built by Rossi Biofuel and MOL Group has started operations in Hungary.
Work on the €45 million brownfield plant facility began in June 2020 and the plant in Komárom will significantly increase the biofuel production volume in the country.
The advanced biodiesel plant will raise the company’s annual production capacity to 50,000 tonnes per year.
The plant uses RepCat technology from the Austrian BDI-BioEnergy International. It allows for the processing of greasy wastes such as used cooking oils, trap grease, animal fats or residues from vegetable oil production.
Oszkár Világi, deputy chief executive officer of MOL Group, said: "We have brought a unique technology to Europe that allows us to produce biofuel from almost any type of fats.
“This is a huge success for all of us, as circular economy is one of the cornerstones of MOL Group’s updated strategy. We have made a commitment to recycle waste in an efficient way, and to meet the world’s growing energy needs with increasingly sustainable solutions.
“Energy transition is a long and complex process, but this investment clearly shows that conventional fuels can be turned into more environmentally friendly with the right technology and by using waste.”
The MOL Group and Envien Group will have 25-75% ownership of the facility.
"This new modern plant is the Envien Group's first major investment in the production of advanced biofuels, where waste is processed into useful products. In our opinion, a plant that uses waste and mainly domestic raw materials, contributes to the greenhouse gas savings of transport and at the same time boosts and stimulates the local economy and employment, a way forward and a priority for the group. Due to the Hungarian subsidies, we decided to locate the plant in our production base in Komárom, Hungary, and we are confident that this is not our last project of this kind,” added Robert Spišák, chairman of the board of Rossi Biofuel.
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