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ADM Expands Hamburg Oil Facility with Palm-Oil Refinery

15 May 2006

Archer Daniels Midland Company is expanding its Hamburg, Germany, facility with the addition of a palm-oil refinery that will have an annual capacity of 350,000 metric tons per year.

The expansion will also add 50,000 metric tons of additional storage capacity allowing the facility to receive Panamax-size vessel shipments. A Panamax-size ship is the largest vessel that can transit the Panama Canal, and has a deadweight (cargo plus fuel, stores, and so on) of at least 60,000 tons but not more than 80,000 tons.

With the addition of the palm-oil refinery, the facility will have a capacity of over one million metric tons per year of rapeseed, soy and palm oils making it Europe’s largest vegetable oil refinery capable of simultaneously refining these oils, intended for both food and industrial use. The Hamburg facility also includes Europe’s largest soy and rapeseed crushing plants.

ADM is the largest biodiesel producer in Germany and one of the leading producers in Europe. Within Germany, ADM has one biodiesel facility in Hamburg and one in Leer. The Hamburg facility last year announced an expansion in capacity expansion. (Earlier post.)

Construction is dependent upon applicable governmental approvals, and the plant is expected to be operational in early 2007.

Increased demand for palm oil—used directly for biodiesel refining as well as to offset higher usage of rapeseed for biodiesel—will push prices up 8.5% to 15% on various global exchanges, according to a quick survey by the Malaysia Star.

Global palm oil consumption may climb 6.5% to 35.4 million tonnes in the year ending September, from 33.23 million a year ago, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA also notes that the industrial use of palm oil has risen 54% in the last three years.

Palm oil is increasingly used as a fuel, especially in the European Union. The European Union became the second largest importer of palm oil last year just behind China, almost exclusively on the basis of its use as a fuel.

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This is another fine demonstration of why future energy sources must be more diverse. When palm oil becomes more expensive, there'll be room for more ethanol. When that goes up, maybe we'll see more plug in hybrids. All the while, hopefully Europe (and tUSA) will continue to invest in public transit.

The same line of thinking goes for electrical generation, of course.


You can't change human nature.

As I have said - ADM will be selling more automotive fuels by 2020 than Exxon-Mobil.

dear sir , i wish to know if your company will be intersted in puyer palm oil , because i will be imorting palm oil from africa to europe ,am looking for a safe buyer were i will be selling this product to as the shiment come to germany and i will be lunching my company soon this year in bremen germany. if need be it will be please to me with you for talk, my direct line is [email protected]
Best Regards
Osazuwa

Dear sir, i shall be very greatful if you would consider me as one of the people to deal with, as i am prepare to be one of your suppliers of palm oil. more about me, i come from Nigeria ,Married and resident in Germany. i come from part of Nigeria where pure palm oil is produced.
I shall be very greatful to receiving favourable response from you and would be prepared to me you for personal talk.
Best Regards.
Kunle Leye.

Dear sir, i shall be very greatful if you would consider me as one of the people to deal with, as i am prepare to be one of your suppliers of palm oil. more about me, i come from Nigeria ,Married and resident in Germany. i come from part of Nigeria where pure palm oil is produced.
I shall be very greatful to receiving favourable response from you and would be prepared to me you for personal talk.
Best Regards.
Kunle Leye.
[email protected]

i would like a palmoil refinery to be cited in cross river state,nigeria.

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