New world-scale bio-diesel plant
Air Liquide Engineering and Construction has signed a new agreement with Cargill for engineering and supply of a world-scale bio-diesel plant in Wichita, Kan.
The “state-of-the-art’’ bio-diesel plant is planned to start operation in January 2019 and will produce 60 MMgy.
The agreement is another step in the long-term partnership between the two companies. Air Liquide Engineering and Construction has already built six biodiesel plants for Cargill worldwide.
Air Liquide Engineering & Construction’s Lurgi biodiesel technology offers a complete oleo-chemical production chain and provides customers with a range of plant options designed to maximize efficiency, improve the quality of the product, help to minimize operating costs and environmental footprint, according to the company.
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“We are delighted to sign a new agreement with our long-standing customer, Cargill,’’ said Domenico D’Elia, vice president and chairman of Air Liquide Engineering and Construction. “This is yet another proof of the competitiveness of our most advanced and best performing bio-diesel. technology. We extend our leadership in Europe and Asia in this field and our ambition is to achieve the same result in the Americas.”