Built in 2008, the plant is located in the middle of the Spanish provinces of Basque country and Rioja, between agricultural camps and vineyards. The design of the 40,000 MT/year plant is based on transesterification/esterification/distillation, and is capable of processing a wide spectrum of feedstock, including used cooking oil, fatty acids, tallow (Category 1 animal fats) and other residues. The plant is aligned with the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) and can produce biofuel that complies with EN14214.
Built in 2012, the plant was partially completed for refined vegetable oil by the previous owner. It is located in the petroleum/chemical hub of Andalucia in the Port of Huelva. Gunvor is upgrading the plant with new technology that will allow it to process used cooking oil and a proportion of fatty acids. The plant will also be able to produce by-products such as refined glycerine and raw material for fertilizer.
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