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|02/01/2011 New Oleic Acid plant for Pacific Oleochemicals Sdn.Bhd.
|The company Pacific Oleochemicals Sdn Bhd. selected Desmet Ballestra as technical partner for the construction and supply of its new Oleic Acid Plant in Malaysia.
The new Oleic Acid Plant will be located in the existing facilities as an added product range to its marketing.
Pacific Oleochemicals Sdn Bhd. Is one of the leading oleochemicals players in Malaysia belonging to Lam Soon group.
Present in the pictures are Mr GC Tan - Managing Director, YP Low - technical Manager and Ms. Jolyn Yeo - Finance Manager.
12/06/2009 New Biodiesel Plant operational in Thailand
The company Pure Biodiesel Company Limited has celebrated officially on 12th June 2009 the Grand Opening of their new Biodiesel factory in Thailand, in presence of Mr.Wannarat Channakul, Minister of Energy.
The plant will produce 300,000 litres of B100 biodiesel per day equal to 100,000 tonnes per year, using crude palm oil, produced in the southern and eastern provinces of Thailand, as the main feedstock.
The Pure Biodiesel plant utilizes the latest technology from the Desmet Ballestra Group, an internationally recognized leader in biodiesel technology that supplied over 80 leading plants worldwide.
08/05/2009 Partnership of OriginOil with Desmet Ballestra
OriginOil, a leading algae process development company from Los Angeles,
California, USA has announced a partnership with Desmet Ballestra for
commercializing their patent pending algae oil extraction technology.
OriginOil has developed a novel process for lysing algae cells and separating the oil from the spent algal biomass and water in a single step. By extracting algae oil in the water-rich phase, significant energy savings can be realized by minimizing dewatering and drying energy.
Desmet Ballestra will be working closely with OriginOil to further evaluate and scale up the algae oil extraction technology.
Our mutual goal is to offer pilot scale extraction systems to the algae oil industry in the near future.
For more information on OriginOil, go to: www.OriginOil.com
15/04/2009 New biodiesel plant operational in Argentina
The company Patagonia Bioenergia, based in Argentina, reports the start up of its state-of-the-art Desmet Ballestra biodiesel production complex.
The integrated complex comprises a full pretreatment of the vegetable oil and a complete plant for biodiesel production.
The yearly capacity of the plant amounts to 250.000 Tons biodiesel.
06/03/2009 New large Biodiesel Plant operational in the Netherlands
The company Rosendaal Energy, based in Sluiskil (Netherlands), reports the start up of its new Desmet Ballestra Biodiesel production plant.
Bart Rosendaal says: " This plant is based on three pillars. We are multi-feedstock: basically we can use any sort of oil. We are not tied to the supply of one particular raw material. That flexibility ensures that, if there are any market changes, we will be well able to adapt. Apart from that we definitely wanted to be at a big sea port so everything can be delivered to us directly, without intermediate storage, which saves a considerable amount of money. Thirdly we wanted to build a plant as big as possible in order to have the lowest costs per ton of biodiesel. When we negotiated the construction of this plant we were guaranteed an annual production of 250,000 tons.
16/03/2009 Desmet Ballestra at World Biofuels Markets in Brussels
The World Biofuels Markets will take place on 16-18 March 2009 at the Brussels Expo.
Our biofuels experts welcome you the Desmet Ballestra stand.
09/02/2009 New Biodiesel plant operational in Colombia
The company Biocombustibles Sostenibles del Caribe reports to have started up their Desmet Ballestra biodiesel plant in Colombia.
The biodiesel plant has a capacity of 100.000 T/Y
Desmet Ballestra has installed over 80 biodiesel plants over the world, totalizing 13.000.000 Tons of biodiesel production per year
15/12/2008 Haldia Plant Starts Biodiesel Production
Emami Biotech, the first biodiesel production company in Eastern India, reports having started production at its plant in Haldia.
The project was started in 2007 and was aiming for a capactity of 100,000 tonnes of biodiesel a year.
The biofuel plant is a collaboration with Desmet Ballestra Group
"Our biofuel is not only be eco-friendly but it will also save foreign exchange for the country by cutting down on the need for crude oil import.
"The petroleum ministry has recommended a mixture of 20 per cent biofuel with 80 per cent diesel, minimising sulphur and particulate emissions.
"We, however, have run vehicles on B40 (40 per cent biofuel and 60 per cent diesel) without any modification of the engine mechanism," a senior official of Emami Biotech told.
Laxman Seth, CPI-M MP for Haldia and chairman of the Haldia Development Authority said: "It's good news indeed. In the near future, we will have to switch from petrol and diesel to the use of biofuel as it is eco-friendly and will also cut down on the need of crude oil import."
"Emami Biotech uses oil seeds, predominantly jatropha as raw material. I request the agriculture and panchayat departments of the state to encourage the farmers to cultivate jatropha."
18/11/2008 New Biodiesel plant operational in Spain
Desmet Ballestra, worldwide leader in the supply of plants for production of surfactants, detergents, biofuels and intermediates for the oleo-chemical industry, is proud to announce the inauguration on November 18th 2008 of a new Biodiesel production factory of 200.000 t/y capacity executed on a turn key basis for Saras Energia SA at Cartagena, Spain.
This project utilises the technology developed by Desmet Ballestra for the continuous transesterification of vegetable oils and animal fats already applied to the over 80 biodiesel plants implemented worldwide by Desmet Ballestra that, in the last 3 years, has been rapidly strengthening its role as the major international player in the supply of biodiesel production plants.
10/11/2008 History Made with Completion of First Biodiesel Trans-Continental Jet Flight
Leading the way in the biodiesel industry, Lake Erie Biofuels, LLC has made history with co-sponsoring the first ever biodiesel trans-continental jet flight “Green Flight International.” “With Lake Erie Biofuels supporting this project, I had full confidence in the aircraft's ability to perform at peak capability”, said Green Flight’s Chief Pilot Carol Sugars.
Lake Erie Biofuels, an Erie Management Group company, and world-class biodiesel production facility located in Northwest Pennsylvania, announced today the completion of the world’s first jet flight powered by biodiesel. “This transcontinental flight was distinctive in that 1,776 miles of the 2,486 total miles flown were powered on 100% biodiesel,” said Douglas Rodante, Green Flight International President and CEO. Only 710 miles of the flight were powered by a mixture of 50% biodiesel and 50% standard jet fuel. The 50/50 fuel mix was used to compare performance data and demonstrate the capability of blending biodiesel with existing jet fuel supplies.
Green Flight International (www.greenflightinternational.com) was founded in 2006 to promote wider adoption of environmentally-friendly fuels in commercial aviation through international television media and print outlets. Michael L. Noble, President of Lake Erie Biofuels states, “Our accomplishment with Green Flight International marks a vital breakthrough for the mass transportation industry and sets the stage for future growth. We congratulate Green Flight International, and are proud of our role in providing the aviation industry with environmentally friendly, clean, petroleum substitutes. This is something we can all take pride in.”
Lake Erie Biofuels, a BQ9000 accredited producer and marketer, was selected by Green Flight International to supply the biodiesel for the record-breaking flight because of its national recognition and superior quality standards. Lake Erie Biofuels incorporates a unique, internally designed filtration system and Desmet Ballestra continuous-flow technology — the vanguard in industry processing methods. A state of-the-art on-site laboratory, promises clean, pure and consistent fuel certifying every drop of biodiesel created.
6/11/2008 Biodiesel plant for Oxem
Desmet Ballestra is currently engaged in the completion of a Biodiesel project for Oxem (Mezzana Bigli, PV) in Italy. The biodiesel plant will have a capacity of 200.000 Ton/Year.
The new Biodiesel plant will be designed to produce top quality Biodiesel, complying with the European standards (EN 2414) starting from blends of different crude oils (Rape seed, Soya beans, Palm oil)
The plant will be installed in OXEM's Mezzana Bigli factory
03/11/2008 Two new biodiesel plants for Novaol
Desmet Ballestra is currently engaged in the completion of two more Biodiesel projects for Novaol S.p.A belonging to the French group Diester, the largest biodiesel producer in Europe.
The first biodiesel plant of 100.000 t/y capacity will be supplied turn-key to Novaol Austria and the second one of 250.000 t/y capacity for Novaol Porto Corsini.
4-5/06 /2008 Biofuels International expo & conference
Desmet Ballestra will participate, as Gold Sponsor, at the Biofuels International
expo & conference which will take place in Rotterdam on 4-5 June 2008.
We invite you at our stand 33-39, where you will have the opportunity
to discuss your biofuel project with our specialists.
More information on: http://www.biofuelsinternationalexpo.com.
9-11/06/2008 World Biofuels Forum 2008
Desmet Ballestra will be present at the World Biofuels Forum 2008 which will be held at the Prague Congress Centre.
Visit our stand and meet our CEO, Mr. Rodolphe de Meester and our Biofuel specialists.
26/09/2007 Agreement with Allocco
We are pleased to announce that Desmet Ballestra has signed an agreement with the Company Allocco.
Allocco is an Argentinean company that designs and manufactures plants and equipment for the edible oil industry, and in particular in the field of preparation of oilseeds. They are based in Rosario which is located at 300 km from Buenos Aires and is the key location for the biggest crushing plants of our global customers.
The Molinos plant, as an example, is the biggest crushing plant in the world, with a capacity of 12.000 tons per day of soybean, and has been supplied by both Allocco (for the preparation) and by Desmet Ballestra (for the solvent extraction).
The agreement signed with Allocco is part of our strategy headed to re-inforce our position in the field of Oilseed Preparation which, in a period of high Biofuel demand, is an increasingly important market segment.
24/08/2007 Biodiesel plant in the U.S.
The company North Prairie Productions, LLC in Evansville, Wisconsin,
USA, reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra as technical partner for its biodiesel project.
This is a 45 mmgy (150,000 tpy) soy oil biodiesel plant.
This is the 7th Desmet Ballestra biodiesel plant in the U.S.
12/07/2007 Eleventh biodiesel plant for Malaysia
The company Biodiesel LD Sdn Bhd. Reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra
for the implementation of its new biodiesel project.
The capacity of this new biodiesel plant is 300,000 Ton/year.
15/06/2007 Another biodiesel plant in operation in Brazil
The company Caramuru reports to have started up its Desmet Ballestra biodiesel plant of 100,000 TPY
In Brazil, Desmet Ballestra is associated with Dedini Industries for building the biodiesel plants.
10/06/2007 Biodiesel plant in operation in Brazil
Grupo Bertin reports to have have started up its Desmet Ballestra
biodiesel plant in Brazil.
The plant, having a capacity of 100,000 Tpy, will also be one of
the largest worldwide using animal fats as raw material.
The plant has been supplied in cooperation with Dedini Industria de Base,
licensee of Desmet Ballestra’s technology on the Brazilian market.
This plant is the 4th biodiesel plant started up in Brazil by Desmet Ballestra.
05/05/2007 Complete integrated biodiesel project for Acor
The company Acor reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra as
technical partner for the implementation of a complete integrated biodiesel
turnkey project in Spain.
The project comprises a biodiesel production plant of 100.000 TPY
with oil extraction plant and pre-treatment.
Desmet Ballestra is covering Spain and Portugal with a fully
staffed technical team in Madrid.
02/05/2007 Biodiesel Plant for the Netherlands
The company Rosendaal Energy B.V., located in Sluiskil – The Netherlands
reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra technologies for the implementation
of their new biodiesel production project.
The turn-key construction of the biodiesel production plant will be effected
by our business partner De Smet Engineers & Contractors.
30/04/2007 Two large Biodiesel plants for Spain
The company Infinita - Isolux reports the investment in 2 new Desmet Ballestra Biodiesel plants in Spain .
The 2 plants will produce a total amount of 900,000T per year of Biodiesel.
Infinita – Isolux becomes the main producer of Biodiesel in Spain.
The 600,000TPY plant will be built in Salvaterra de Miño (Atlantic coast)
The 300,000TPY plant will be installed in Castellón (Mediterranean coast)
30/03/2007 New biodiesel plant operational in Poland
The company Biopaliwa S.A. reports the start up of its state-of-the-art Desmet Ballestra multifeedstock biodiesel plant.
The plant configuration will allow an easy expansion of the plant capacity ..
Desmet Ballestra has supplied the know-how, basic and detail engineering and all the main equipment and materials of the process plant and the tank farm.
13/03/2007 INEOS Enterprises selects Desmet Ballestra as Technical Partner
13/03/2007 for its European biodiesel growth strategy
INEOS Enterprises has announced the appointment of its key technical partner
for the delivery of its European biodiesel growth strategy.
Desmet Ballestra has been awarded the biodiesel technology contract and has begun its partnership with INEOS Enterprises by undertaking the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the new biodiesel plant at Grangemouth in Scotland, which will be at least 500 ktes capacity.
Desmet Ballestra is a world-class engineer of plants to process oils and fats, and is one of the leading suppliers of vegetable oil refining and biodiesel technologies.
Harry Deans, CEO INEOS Enterprises comments: “We are pleased to welcome Desmet Ballestra as a key partner to help us deliver our significant growth ambitions in biodiesel. Our aim is to achieve at least 2 million tonnes of biodiesel output by 2012, with some 1.2 million tonnes by 2010.”
INEOS Enterprises’ new biodiesel production facility at Grangemouth was announced in May 2006 and represents over €90 million investment in the region. Subject to planning consent and other permissions, it is expected that the facility will be operational by mid 2008.
INEOS Enterprises has more than 10 years experience in the biodiesel sector. The Company has already successfully secured French government support for its existing biodiesel plant at Baleycourt (France), which is currently undergoing a €70 million expansion to double output by 2008. In December 2006, INEOS Enterprises announced details of its proposals for a major investment in a new biodiesel facility at the INEOS site at Zwijndrecht in the Port of Antwerp.
Giuseppe di Carpegna, CEO of Desmet Ballestra Oleo, comments: “We are delighted to have been chosen to work with INEOS Enterprises to deliver its biodiesel investments.
We have more than 60 years of experience in the supply of plants and equipment for oils and fats and the oleo chemical industry in particular, along with significant experience in seeds extraction, vegetable oil refining and biodiesel manufacture.”
Andy Currie, Director of INEOS Capital and Chairman of INEOS Enterprises comments: “As part of the world’s fastest growing chemicals company, INEOS Enterprises is extremely well placed to make these investments and has an excellent track record of pursuing market opportunities and developing world class businesses.
“INEOS is well skilled in commissioning and operating low cost, high yield commodity plants and has the size and scale that is essential for success in this business. By building on the ready made synergies with our existing European refining operations, coupled with our existing client base and market contacts, we firmly believe that we have the competitive edge and can develop into Europe’s premier biodiesel company."
15/01/2007 Biodiesel plant Start Up & Repeat Order for Vance Bioenergy (Malaysia)
Vance Bioenergy reports to have started up Southeast Asia's
first large-scale continuous biodiesel plant. The plant, using
advanced Desmet Ballestra biodiesel technologies is
located in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia.
As a result of the smooth start up and the outstanding
biodiesel yields and quality, Vance Bioenergy immediately
ordered a second Desmet Ballestra biodiesel plant of a
capacity of 100,000 TPY, to be installed next to the
Vance Bioenergy is a leading biodiesel production,
marketing and trading company based in Southeast Asia.
Vance's mission is to deliver the best quality biodiesel to
their customers combined with excellent service support
for long term relationships
12/01/2007 Barclays Private Equity France acquires Desmet Ballestra alongside management team
Barclays Private Equity just acquired a majority stake in Desmet Ballestra, the world leader in the fields of engineering and supply of plants and equipment for the edible oil industry, the detergent-surfactants and related chemical industry, the oleochemical and biodiesel industry. The management team will simultaneously invest in the group equity.
Desmet Ballestra benefits from a great worldwide reputation, thanks to 60 years of unequalled experience, a strong R&D capacity and most extensive customer references in the industry. The group has a network of 15 local subsidiaries throughout the world and a track record of setting up more than 6,000 processing units in 148 countries.
The group resulted from the merger of (a) Belgium’s De Smet Technologies & Services, the world specialist in oilseed and edible oil processing plants (b) Italy’s Ballestra, an undisputed leader in process plants for detergents, surfactants and related chemicals, and (c) their common subsidiary Desmet Ballestra Oleo the leading company in oleochemical plants design and supply, including biodiesel plants which have met an outstanding success thanks to their reliability, versatility and performances.
De Smet Technology & Services was owned (since early 2004) by a private investor benefiting from a previous knowledge and financial interests in the agri-food business, while Ballestra was owned by the founder family and management. Since 2004 the group companies have coordinated their worldwide operations, enhancing significant technological and commercial synergies so reaching brilliant successes both in sales and in financial results.
The association of the two companies created a world leading provider for seed crushing, edible oil refining, oleochemical and biodiesel production, detergents-surfactant and chemicals processing solutions.
Barclays Private Equity supports this three years old strategy, which now enables the group to take full advantage of the expected growth of the oils and fats, chemicals and biodiesel markets.
The Desmet Ballestra Group also contemplates several other internal and external growth opportunities worldwide.
21/12/2006 Large biodiesel plant in Rotterdam
Desmet Ballestra reports that its latest biodiesel technologies have been selected by the company Dutch BioDiesel for the construction of a 250,000 TPY biodiesel production plant in Rotterdam. The factory will be designed to handle multiple feedstock and will start operation in 2008.
Our business partner De Smet Engineers & Contractors will implement the project on a turnkey basis.
More information on De Smet Engineers & Contractors can be read at http://www.dsengineers.com
07/12/2006 Barralcool biodiesel plant in operation (Brazil)
Usina Barralcool S.A. reports to have started up its new biodiesel plant comprising all the latest Desmet Ballestra technologies. It is the first biodiesel plant integrated with an ethanol plant designed for the production also of ethyl ester.
The plant will process both soybean oil and tallow.
Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva inaugurated his country's first ethanol and biodiesel plant at Barralcool’s location. The plant represents Brazil's shift into biofuels other than ethanol, which has dominated the country's fuel economy for decades.
In Brazil, Desmet Ballestra is building 5 biodiesel plants in collaboration with its partner Dedini Industrias.
20/11/2006 Sixth Desmet Ballestra biodiesel plant in the USA
Lake Erie Biofuels is currently constructing a 45 million gallon per year Biodiesel plant in Erie, Pennsylvania. This site is strategically located to provide them with access to the Northeastern
United States, a region that consumes billions of gallons of diesel fuel and home heating oil each year.
Their B100 product will meet the latest ASTM 6751 quality standards and will be derived
from soybean oil. Lake Erie Biofuels has taken measures to ensure quality in their design and by
selecting Desmet Ballestra Biodiesel process technologies.
15/11/2006 Further biodiesel orders for Desmet Ballestra
These last 3 months, Desmet Ballestra enjoyed contracting 13 orders for biodiesel plants in Colombia, Estonia, France, Greece, India, Malaysia, Peru, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and USA with capacities of 100.000 - 250.000 T/Y showing Desmet Ballestra’s leadership in the biodiesel plant technologies.
Over 50 new biodiesel plants are presently under engineering, construction or start-up phase in Western Europe, North & South America, and Asia using the latest Desmet Ballestra technologies and with a total capacity of more than 6 millions T/Y of biodiesel, based on rapeseed, soybean, sunflower, palm oil or animal fats.
Desmet Ballestra is nowadays in a position to design and to supply multiple feed stock biodiesel production plants, sized in a wide range of production capacities from 50,000 up to 300,000 T/Y, coping with the most stringent international standard specifications.
03/10/2006 Bunge builds large biodiesel plant in the USA
US agribusiness giant Bunge is teaming up with Memphis-based Biodiesel Investment Group to build Illinois' largest biodiesel plant.
The two firms have created a joint venture, Biofuels Company of America LLC,
which will build the 45-million gallon per year biodiesel plant adjacent to Bunge's soybean processing facility in Danville.
Construction is underway, with Desmet Ballestra as technical partner for the process.
Bunge will provide 100% of the feedstock and other services for the new facility.
25/08/2006 New biodiesel plant awarded in Estonia
Biodiesel Lt has selected Desmet Ballestra for the supply of a new 100,000 Tpy complete biodiesel plant
including an acid degumming and physical refining unit.
The plant will be located in Padlisky port, nearby Tallinn, and will process rapeseed, soybean and palm oil.
22/08/2006 Largest biodiesel project in India
The company Cleancities Biodiesel India LTD has selected Desmet Ballestra as technical partner for its biodiesel project in Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) in a Special Economic Zone.
The biodiesel plant capacity is 250 000 tpy and is considered as being the largest plant in India.
The produced Biodiesel will be as per EN and ASTM norms for export.
The picture shows Mr. Prasad Moturi, CEO of Cleancities Biodiesel India LTD and Mr. Rodolphe de Meester, CEO of Desmet Ballestra in India.
15/08/2006 First biodiesel plant in India
The company Naturol reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra’s technologies
for their Biodiesel project of 100.000 tpy to be located in Kakinada
(Andhra Pradesh) in India.
Mr. CS Bhaskar is the promoter of the project and one of the pioneers
for biodiesel in India. After detailed feasability study and technical evaluation
of all possible suppliers (more than 3 years), he selected Desmet Ballestra.
The picture shows the contract signature between Mr. CS Bhaskar
and Mr. Rodolphe de Meester, CEO of Desmet Ballestra in Bangalore.
19/06/2006 Greenergy starts UK plant expansion
The UK's largest biofuel supplier, Greenergy Fuels Ltd has announced that construction work has started in an expansion that will double capacity to 200,000 tonnes annually at its biodiesel plant in Immingham. It also announced plans to contract with farmers to secure 250,000 tonnes of rapeseed from the 2007 harvest, to be used as raw material to produce the fuel. Greenergy said this is over 10% of the total UK domestic crop and up from the 150,000 tonnes to be secured in the 2006 season.
The expansion marks the second phase of the biodiesel plant and is expected to be completed by August 2007. The first phase of the plant is currently scheduled to come on line in December 2006. The company has signed a GBP7.5 mln contract with technology partner Desmet Ballestra of Italy to begin building the expansion.
Greenergy currently supplies over 250 mln litres of blended biofuels per month to forecourt and fleet operators such as supermarket chain Tesco, which holds a 25% share in Greenergy Fuels, which is the parent firm of Greenergy Biofuels. Agribusiness giant Cargill also holds a 25% share in Greenergy Biofuels.
16/06/2006 New biodiesel plant for Malaysia
The company SPC Biodiesel Sdn Bhd in Malaysia
has selected Desmet Ballestra as technical partner
for the implementation of their 100.000 TPY biodiesel project.
The picture shows the contract signature of Mr. C.R.S Paragash, Executive Director of SPC Biodiesel Sdn Bhd and Mr. K.K.Khoo, Managing Director, Desmet Ballestra South East Asia.
SPC Biodiesel Sdn Bhd is part of the Sterling Biofuels Group.
Desmet Ballestra is presently building 8 biodiesel plants in South East Asia.
14/06/2006 Biodiesel contract in South Korea
The company ECO Solutions, Seoul, South Korea has selected the Desmet Ballestra technologies for the construction of their important 200,000 TPY biodiesel and glycerine refining plant to be located in Sabah, Malaysia.
The biodiesel plant will use RBD palm oil and PFAD as rawmaterial.
ECO Solution is a leading Korean company, specializing in environmental engineering and bio-energy.
More information on ECO Solution can be read on www.ecolimited.com
09/06/2006 New Biodiesel Plant in Guymon, OK (USA)
The company Seaboard Foods LP of Guymon, OK, USA reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra for the supply of a new refinery and biodiesel plant to produce 100,000 TPY of biodiesel from animal fat and soybean oil.
Desmet Ballestra is currently supplying 5 biodiesel plants in the USA with capacity ranging from 17,000 TPY to 150,000 TPY.
02/06/2006 Fourth New Biodiesel plant in Malaysia
The Kulim Berhad Group reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra
as technical partner for building a biodiesel plant with a production capacity of 100,000 tons per year.
This is the fourth biodiesel plant in Malaysia and the sixth in South East Asia being built by Desmet Ballestra.
Desmet Ballestra is serving South East Asia with a strong team of technical experts,
based in Kuala Lumpur & Singapore.
20/05/2006 Fourth biodiesel plant in Brazil
The company Caramuru reports to have selected the Desmet Ballestra biodiesel
technologies for the implementation of its new 100,000 TPY biodiesel project.
In Brazil, Desmet Ballestra is associated with Dedini Industries
for building the biodiesel projects.
24/04/2006 New Biodiesel Plant in the USA
Owensboro Grain reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra Biodiesel technology
for their new Biodiesel plant of 50 millions gallons per year (150.000 TPY).
The plant will be located next to the existing vegetable oil
in refinery in Owensboro, Kentucky (USA)
28/03/2006 Another Biodiesel plant in operation (Portugal)
The company Fabrica Torrejana de Biocombustiveis
reports to have started up their new Desmet Ballestra
biodiesel factory of 40.000 TPY.
The new biodiesel factory is located in Torres Novas (Portugal).
The plant is working at full capacity, producing biodiesel
of excellent quality, exceeding the EN specification.
Fabrica Torrejana de Biocombustiveis has started
the procedure for doubling the capacity.
24/03/2006 Third biodiesel plant in Brazil
The company Granol Industry Commerce & Export reports to have selected the Desmet Ballestra biodiesel technologies for the implementation of its new 100,000 TPY biodiesel project.
Today, after 40 years activity, Granol has become one of the largest and most respectable conglomerates of genuine brazilian agribusiness. It has five industrial units, 17 regional purchasing and warehousing locations, one sea and one river terminal, in addition to the headquarters in São Paulo.
In Brazil, Desmet Ballestra is associated with Dedini Industries for building the biodiesel projects.
The plant will be totally automated and use soybean oil
as well as other vegetable-based oils as raw material.
23/03/2006 New biodiesel plant in Spain
The group Azucareras Reunidas de Jaén S.A. reports having created a new company Linares Biodiesel Technology S.L. with the objective to operate in the field of the biodiesel with a new plant of 100,000 TPY.
The new plant will be located near to Linares/Baeza (Spain), close to the present sugar factory.
The plant will be built by Desmet Ballestra and will produce biodiesel according to the european norms.
06/03/2006 New Biodiesel project in Malaysia
Zoop Sdn Bhd today announced that it has entered into a procurement contract with Desmet Ballestra Oleo SpA in December 2005 for the supply
of a biodiesel plant with a production capacity of 100,000 tons per year.
The proposed biodiesel plant will be located in Selangor, Malaysia, and will have multi-feedstock capability including refined palm oil, palm olein, palm stearin, soya oil and rapeseed oil.
Zoop Sdn Bhd is founded and owned by a team of private equity investors involved in the telecommunications and infrastructure industries with an investment track record of over 15 years.
16/02/2005 Mid-Atlantic Biodiesel plant well under way (USA)
The Mid-Atlantic Biodiesel Company plant in Clayton, Delaware, USA is well under way.
All Desmet Ballestra equipment has been shipped and installed. Piping is now fully underway.
Marty Ross, President of MAB, estimates that construction of the facility is 70% complete.
The plant is scheduled to come on line in Spring 2006.
15/02/2006 Biofuelsmarkets Conference in Brussels
Biofuelsmarkets will take place 15-17 February 2006 in Brussels at
Renaissance Brussels Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
On Wednesday 15th February a workshop day is organised.
Mr.Jan De Kock, Key Account Manager, Desmet Ballestra
will give a lecture at 11h am concerning « Planning of a Biodiesel Project »
On Thursday & Friday 16-17th February the full biodiesel conference takes place.
Desmet Ballestra welcomes you at our stand.
More information on http://www.greenpowerconferences.com/events/biofuelsmarkets.htm
13/02/2006 Biomass power plant started up in Belgium
The company Electrawinds NV is reporting the start up of the largest biomass power plant in Belgium with a capacity of 12,8 MW. The power plant is able to deliver green electricity to 30.000 families and save the emission of 66.000 ton CO2.
The plant is a technical innovation for Europe, as it is fed by used frying oil, vegetable oils and animal fats.
Electrawinds NV has selected Desmet Ballestra as technical partner for elaborating the technologies for converting these various rawmaterials into a valuable fuel, feeding the motors of the power plant.
The plant is located in Oostende (Belgium)
10/02/2006 New biodiesel project in Bulgaria
The company Slunchevi Luchi reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra technologies for its Biodiesel Project of 100,000Tpy.
The concerned technologies cover: Transesterification, Glycerine Separation, Biodiesel Purification, Methanol Recovery and Acid Esterification
The selected biodiesel plant is of the Multiple Feedstock Type as Slunchevi Luchi will process several rawmaterials like Palm, Soya, Sunflower, Rapeseed in order to keep a large flexibility.
This is the 15th biodiesel project awarded to Desmet Ballestra .
08/02/2006 New Biodiesel Plant for Singapore
The company Cremer Oleo reports to have selected Desmet
Ballestra technologies for its new Biodiesel plant of
100.000 T/Y. The plant will be located in Singapore.
The plant will handle refined palm oil and olein.
The Peter Cremer Oleochemical Division was formed in the late 1970’s and has grown into a major oleochemical company with manufacturing sites and trading offices on very continent.
05/02/2006 New Biodiesel Plant for Greenergy (UK)
The company Greenergy reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra technologies for its new Biodiesel plant.
The plant, which is scheduled to commence production in 2006, is located
The plant has a yearly capacity of 100.000 Tons and is a multiple feedstock
type, one of the major advantages of Desmet Ballestra’s technologies.
The plant will handle crude rapeseed oil, palm oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil and used fried oils.
Greenergy has a 10-year track record in creating and marketing high quality
environmental fuels in Western Europe.
01/02/2006 First large-scale Biodiesel Plant in Southeast Asia
Desmet Ballestra has been appointed by Vance Bioenergy to build Southeast Asia's
first large-scale continuous biodiesel plant. The plant, which is scheduled to commence production in 2006, is located in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia.
Vance Bioenergy is a leading biodiesel production, marketing and trading company based in Southeast Asia. Vance's mission is to deliver the best quality biodiesel to their customers combined with excellent service support for long-term relationships.
Please refer to Vance's website at http://www.vancebioenergy.com for more information and contact details.
15/01/2006 KS Wratislavia constructs installation for Biodiesel (Poland)
Wratislavia Polmos spirits maker reports to have started the construction of an installation for the production of biodiesel from rapeseed oil.
Wratislavia selected Desmet Ballestra Oleo for the supply of the installation, the production capacity of which will be 150,000 tons annually.
The start up is scheduled for the turn of the third and fourth quarter of 2006.
The centre for biofuel production will be located in Wroclaw, south-eastern Poland and will create some 40 new jobs.
KS Wratislavia is one of Poland's largest alcohol and ethanol producers. The company runs an installation for the production of bioethanol and has a marketshare of some 20 percent of the home bioethanol market.
KS Wratislavia is part of the Brasco SA group.
06/01/2006 New biodiesel plant for Brazil
Usina Barralcool S.A. reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra technologies for the supply of the first biodiesel plant integrated with an ethanol plant for the production of ethylester.
The plant will have a capacity of 50,000 Tpy and will be designed to process
crude vegetable oils as well as tallow reconfirming Desmet Ballestra as the leader in the design and supply of
multi feedstock biodiesel plant.
14/10/2005 Largest biodiesel plant in Brazil
Grupo Bertin reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra technology for the supply
of the largest biodiesel plant in Brazil.
The plant, having a capacity of 100,000 Tpy, will also be the largest worldwide
using animal fats as raw material.
The plant will be supplied in cooperation with Dedini Industria de Base, licensee of Desmet Ballestra’stechnology on the Brazilian market.
This plant is the 9th biodiesel plant sold by Desmet Ballestra.
15/08/2005 New biodiesel plant in Poland
The company Biopaliwa S.A. reports the selection of Desmet Ballestra
multifeedstock continuous technology for the supply of a new 50,000 Tpy
The plant configuration will allow an easy expansion of the plant capacity with all key equipment
already sized for 100,000 Tpy.
Desmet Ballestra will supply the know-how, basic and detail engineering and the critical equipment
and materials of the process plant and the tank farm.
This new project reconfirms the leading position of Desmet Ballestra Biodiesel technology.
Desmet Ballestra is also currently supplying biodiesel plants in Portugal, Greece, Great Britain, Romania, Brazil and in the United States
01/07/2005 New large biodiesel plant in Romania
The company Martifer Energia, the branch dedicated to environmental projects of the portuguese company Martifer, reports the selection of Desmet Ballestra for the supply of a new 100,000 Tpy biodiesel complex to be installed in Romania.
The new biodiesel complex which will be one of the largest to be installed in Eastern Europe will also include a crude oil pre-treatment unit based on acid degumming and physical refining as well as an acid esterification to process fatty acids distillates and used fried oils, all based on Desmet Ballestra technology.
20/06/2005 New Biodiesel Plant in Delaware (USA)
The company Mid Atlantic Biodiesel reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra for the supplyof a new 20,000 Tpy plant to be installed in Delaware (USA).
The plant is expectedto start-up during the first half of 2006.
Desmet Ballestra is currently supplying over 5 biodiesel plants in Europe, UnitedStates and Brazil with capacity ranging from 10,000 to 100,000 Tpy.
12/04/2005 New fatty acid distillation for Mexico
The company Proteinas y Oleicos in Mérida (Mexico) has successfully started up
a Desmet Ballestra fatty acid distillation plant for conversion of deodorizer
distillate into higher value products
15/03/2005 Green energy power plant in Belgium
The company Electrawinds NV is building the largest biomass power plant in Belgium
with a capacity of 12,8 MW. The power plant will be able to deliver green electricity to 30.000 families and save the emission of 66.000 ton CO2.
The plant is a technical innovation for Europe, as it will be fed by used frying oil, vegetable oils and animal fats.
Electrawinds NV has selected Desmet Ballestra as technical partner for elaborating the technologies for converting these various rawmaterials into a valuable fuel, feeding the motors of the power plant.
The plant will be located in Oostende (Belgium)
10/03/2005 Natoleo oleochemical project erection progress (Malaysia)
The company Natoleo reports that the erection
activities of the new fat splitting and glycerin
plants are progressing well.
Start-up is expected on schedule within end
of third quarter of this year.
Ultrapar announces investment in plant for fatty alcohols and derivatives
ULTRAPAR PARTICIPAÇÕES S.A., a company engaged in distribution of LPG (Ultragaz), production of chemicals (Oxiteno) and logistic services for chemical products and fuels (Ultracargo), hereby announces that it will invest, through Oxiteno, approximately US$ 94 million during the next two years in the construction of a fatty alcohols production plant, with co-production of fatty acids and glycerin in the Petrochemical Complex of Camaçari, in the state of Bahia. The total production capacity should amount approximately 100,000 tons per year, considering the entire product line.
These products are currently imported and already widely used in Oxiteno’s surfactants product line. In 2004, South American imports of fatty alcohol amounted to about 50,000 tons, with Brazil responsible for around 90% of this consumption. Oxiteno is the largest consumer of fatty alcohols in Brazil, and we estimate that 30% of the total volume produced by the new plant will be used by the company itself.
This plant will be a pioneer unit in Latin America for the production of fatty alcohols. Fatty alcohol is the raw material heavily used in the manufacture of specialty chemicals derived from ethylene oxide, widely used in the production of personal care products, and also has various applications in house cleaning products (cleansing agents, powder and liquid-based detergents and fabric softeners), agrochemicals and textiles, among others.
Besides adding value to this existing product line, the new plant is expected to generate additional net sales of US$ 80 million/year when running at full capacity.
The main raw materials to be used in the new plant are of a natural origin, such as palm kernel and coconut vegetable oils.
Oxiteno reports to have selected jointly Desmet Ballestra and Davy Process Technologies as technical partners for the supply of the new fatty acids, glycerin and fatty alcohol plant.
Desmet Ballestra will supply the following technologies: fats splitting, fatty acids fractionation and hydrogenation, sweet water purification and concentration, glycerin distillation and refining.
Davy Process Technologies will supply the following technologies: fatty acids esterification, methylestershydrogenation and fatty alcohols refining.
It will be the first world scale oleochemical complex in Latin America.
LG Household & Health Care invests in dry fractional crystallization technology (Korea)
The company LG Household & Health Care has selected Desmet Ballestra as technical partner for the implementation of the dry fractional crystallization technology for processing tallow fatty acids.
LG Household & Health Care is a leading manufacturer of household and cosmetic products with the main purpose of providing a healthy and sophisticated lifestyle to consumers all around the world.
LG Household & Health Care focuses on :
> Hair care products
> Dental care products
> Home care products
> Fabric care products
> Skin care products
> Makeup products
LG Household & Health Care has build on its success in continuing to bring comfort and happiness in many people daily life as their trustworthy aid.
Ecogreen Oleochemicals goes for a new Fatty Alcohols Plant (Indonesia)
Ecogreen Oleochemicals reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra as technical partner for the implementation of their new large capacity Fatty Alcohol Plant in Bantan (Indonesia)
Ecogreen Oleochemicals is one of the worlds largest producers of naturally fatty alcohols, and makes part of the important Wings Group.
Ecogreen Oleochemicals exports the majority of its products worldwide to key markets in Asia Pacific,
The United States of America, Latin America and Europe.
De Smet + Ballestra : The "Global Solution Provider"
for the edible oils and fats,surfactants, detergent,
oleochemical, soap and chemical industries.
De Smet and Ballestra have announced their decision to integrate their operations. This agreement will allow them to coordinate their worldwide activities making the best use of the very important technical, technological and commercial synergies existing between their operations.
De Smet, founded in 1946, is the world leader in the field of engineering and delivery of installations and equipment for the edible oils and fats industry – from the processing of the seeds up to oils and fats refining and modification.
Ballestra, founded in 1960, is the world leader on technologies for the surfactants and detergent industry
as well as for several chemical products manufacturing related to this industry. Ballestra is also associated with Mazzoni, the world leader on the design and fabrication of complete plants and machinery for the production of soap and glycerine.
The De Smet & Ballestra Groups have sales and engineering offices in 15 countries and representation network in another 22 countries.
They have sold 5.700 plants in 148 countries worldwide.
In 2004, they have realised a total turnover of over 250 million dollars.
The association of two strongly established Groups creates a "Global Solution Provider" for the seed crushing, oil refining, oleochemical, surfactant and detergent markets at large in a position to provide competitive services, plants and equipment based on latest technologies and globally sourced.
Privileged customer relationship is the key strategy of the De Smet and Ballestra Groups, which will be able to provide to the customers the best technologies trough an integrated international network of companies.
More information on the new corporate desmet ballestra website
Novaol starts up new large Biodiesel plant (Italy)
The company Novaol, part of the worldwide Bunge Group , reports the start-up of its state-of-the-art- Desmet Ballestra Biodiesel Plant in Livorno. (Italy)
The plant has been designed on a joint technical partnership basis, and can process many different types of oils including UFO, allowing maximum operating flexibility and improved economics..
Novaol ,is the largest European producer of Biodiesel, producing 250.000 t/y of end product, matching quality standard EN 14214.
New Biodiesel plant in Torres Novas (Portugal)
The company Sociedad Torrejana de Biocombustiveis reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra as technical partner for the implementation of their new biodiesel factory of 40.000 T/Y.
The new biodiesel factory will be located in Torres Novas (Portugal).
New Biodiesel plant in Thessaloniki (Greece)
The company ELVI S.A. reports to have selected Desmet Ballestra as technical partner for the implementation of their new biodiesel factory .
The new biodiesel factory will be located in Thessaloniki (Greece)
Hyatt starts up new glycerine plant (Turkey)
The company Hyatt reports the successful start-up of the 15.000 TPY - 45 TPD glycerine distillation technologies supplied by Desmet Ballestra.
Hyatt operated already sulphonation, spray drying and neutral fats saponification technologies supplied by Desmet Ballestra .
In only a few years, Desmet Ballestra has supplied over 30 glycerine distillation plants worldwide with capacity ranging from 5 to 60 TPD, confirming its leading position in the field.
NatOleo invests further in Pasir Gudang (Malaysia)
The company Natural Oleochemicals Sdn Bhd, Malaysia (NatOleo) has selected Desmet Ballestra Oleochemicals for the implementation of a new 700 TPD fatty acids project in Pasir Gudang (Malaysia).
The project consists in two fat splitting units, each of 350 tons per day, glycerine concentration, distillation and refining. With this new plant NatOleo will operate five splitting plants (overall capacity 1150 tons per day), three glycerine plants (overall capacity 140 tons per day of glycerine) a fatty acids distillation and a fractional distillation all supplied by Desmet Ballestra Oleochemicals in the last 13 years.
Natural Oleochemicals Sdn Bhd is widely recognised for the manufacturing and export of top quality, natural, eco-friendly oleochemicals. Their motto is: "Quest for excellence, naturally".
NatOleo’s parent company, Kulim (M) Berhad, is one of the largest plantation based companies in Malaysia with a growth history of more than 60 years, and has been a major player in the economic evolution of Malaysia by its investments in palm oil and downstream activities.
New oleochemical project for Taiko Palm-Oleo (China)
The company Taiko Palm-Oleo Co. Ltd. has selected Desmet Ballestra oleochemical technologies for the implementation of its new oleochemical project in Zhangjiagang , Shangai area. (China).
The 350TPD fatty acids plant plant will be dedicated to the production of fractionated fatty acids, soap chips and glycerine.
Desmet Ballestra will install following technologies: Fats splitting, Fatty acids fractional and straight distillation, Sweet water purification and concentration, Glycerin distillation and refining, and relevant auxiliaries units.
With this new plant, Taiko Palm-Oleo will reach an overall splitting capacity of over 1.000 TPD
UNICHEMA starts up new fatty acids complex (Egypt)
The company UNICHEMA reports the successful start-up of their
new Desmet Ballestra fatty acids complex ,processing 150 TPD
fatty acids and glycerine, comprising a sulphonation plant and
a neutral fats saponification plant.
The complex is located in Port Said (Egypt).
Novaol selects Desmet Ballestra as technical partner for large Biodiesel project (Italy)
The company Novaol, part of the worldwide Bunge Group, have selected Desmet Ballestra as technical partner for its large new Biodiesel project.
Novaol ,is the largest European producer of Biodiesel, and its production facilities are located in Livorno .
The new plant will have a capacity of 100.000 t/y of Biodiesel, meeting theEuropean quality standard EN 14214 and it will be designed to process many different types of oils, including Used Frying Oil, so to enhance the plant operating flexibility and its economics.
The plant will be based on a modern and technologically updated continuous process jointly developed by Desmet Ballestra and Novaol.
With the installation of this new plant the overall capacity of Novaol Livorno factory will reach 250.000 t/y of Biodiesel.
Desmet Ballestra has entered into a co-operation agreement with Novaol which enables to offer the most updated technology for Biodiesel production joined with the Know How acquired by Novaol in over 15 years activity in the Biodiesel field.