BDI receives another major order from a US customer

The Austrian plant engineering company BDI – BioEnergy International AG (“BDI”) was awarded a contract for a new BioDiesel plant in the United States featuring BDIs latest technology.

  • Recycling waste oils and fats into high-quality BioDiesel using patented BDI RepCAT technology into high-quality BioDiesel
  • First plant of its kind in the USA
  • Provides an environmentally and economically sound solution for managing growing volumes of fatty waste oils that are being generated in California’s metropolitan areas

Crimson Renewable Energy (“Crimson”) is the largest biodiesel producer in California. A year after the successful commissioning of two new major subsystems purchased from BDI, the company once again chose BDI as technology provider for a new biodiesel plant that will run alongside Crimson’s existing plant.

This lighthouse project in the USA is the third BDI plant dedicated to the disposal of fatty waste materials from metropolitan areas. Beside Hong Kong – where trap grease from local restaurants are converted, and Stanlow/UK – where also “Fettbergs” from the London sewage system are used as feedstock for BioDiesel production, the new Crimson plant will mainly process fats, oil and grease (FOG) from metropolitan areas in California.

The innovative RepCAT technology is an in-house development of BDI. The first plant of this kind was built in Austria. In contrast to the standard biodiesel process, RepCAT features a low-cost recyclable catalyst and avoids complex by-product treatment. Therefore, operating costs are drastically reduced and the quality of byproducts is significantly improved.

A further highlight of the RepCAT technology is the extremely high feedstock flexibility. Waste oils and fats of different kinds and origin, e.g. used cooking oil, yellow grease, animal fats, trap grease, or residues from vegetable oil refining, can be processed into high-quality BioDiesel.

According to Harry Simpson, CEO of Crimson, “Following the successful upgrading of certain major subsystems of our existing biodiesel plant, BDI was the leading contender for the addition of a new production line to expand of our plant in California. was a good business decision for Crimson to choose BDI because of the very positive experience we had with the highly professional BDI team over the past 2 years combined with BDI’s long history of building successful biodiesel plants and the opportunity to utilize the BDI RepCAT technology to run new waste oil feedstocks.”  

Hermann Stockinger, Vice President Sales at BDI, said “We got to know Crimson as a results oriented customer with a strong market position but who was still open to new technologies. All of us at BDI are now very much looking forward to working together again with the excellent Crimson team in order to make this project a success and prove the many benefits of the BDI RepCAT technology.”

About BDI – BioEnergy International AG
BDI – BioEnergy International AG is market and technology leader in the construction of customized BioDiesel plants using the Multi-Feedstock Technology the company has developed itself, which can manufacture BioDiesel from different raw materials, such as Vegetable Oils, Used Cooking Oils and Animal Fats. Together with its German subsidiary UIC GmbH, BDI is also active in the field of vacuum distillation. UIC GmbH supplies equipment and components for the gentle distillation of liquid mixtures in both rough and fine vacuum. In the Life Science segment, BDI creates with its fully-owned subsidiary BDI – BioLife Science GmbH new standards in the production of valuable algae-based products. This innovation enables the development of processes and equipment of the production and use of algae biomass.

BDI has specialized in the development of technologies that make optimum use of resources in the industrial processing of by- and waste products ever since it was established in 1996 and owns an extensive patent portfolio that has resulted from its in-house research and development activities. Our range of services includes public authority, basic and detailed engineering, installation and start-up as well as After-Sales support.

BDI – BioEnergy International AG and the companies it consolidates currently have 125 employees.

About Crimson Renewable Energy
Crimson Renewable Energy LP is a producer of renewable transportation fuels. Crimson is the largest producer of biodiesel in California, delivering large volumes of high-quality, ultra-low carbon biodiesel. Crimson customers ranging from major oil companies to small oil refineries, national truck stop operators and local wholesale fuel distributors count on Crimson as a reliable and trusted supplier of ultra-low carbon biodiesel. Crimson, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, provides a variety of timing, logistics, and pricing structures to best suit its various customers and to offer the highest degree of flexibility to its supply chain partners.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Edgar Ahn
Member of the Board, CSO

BDI – BioEnergy International AG
Parkring 18
A-8074 Raaba-Grambach
Tel: +43 (0) 316 4009 100
Fax: +43 0) 316 4009 110

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BDI receives another major order from a US customer