Biodiesel, Biofuels, Crude Palm Oil, Malaysia, Transportation

Mission Starts First Biodiesel Plant in Malaysia

October 11, 2007 (Energy Current)- Mission Biofuels Ltd. said its first biodiesel and glycerin purification plant located in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, is about to begin full production within the next two weeks after undergoing the final stages of commissioning. The US$30 million plant will produce up to 100,000 tonnes (110,000 tons) per year of biodiesel using crude palm oil sourced from Cargill Palm Products Sdn Bhd under a five-year supply contract.Austria-based commodity trader Godiver Handelsgesellschaft GmbH will sell the output to Germany, one of the world’s primary biodiesel markets. The commodity trader entered into a five-year contract with Mission Biofuels for the supply of up to 250,000 tonnes (275,000 tons) of biodiesel per year.

The plant is expected to produce another 4,000 tonnes (4,400 tons) of palm fatty acid distillate and 12,000 tonnes (13,200 tons) of pharmaceutical grade glycerin.

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