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Australian Biodiesel Group Opens Australia’s Largest Biodiesel Plant; May Expand to North America

18 August 2006

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The Narangba facility.

Australian Biodiesel Group (ABG) Limited announced the official opening of the nation’s largest biodiesel production facility at Narangba, outside Brisbane. The plant has an annual capacity of 160 million liters (42.3 million gallons US).

Queensland fuel distributors and retailers are contracted to purchase biodiesel from the facility. In addition, the company has off-take arrangements with trucking companies, mine operators and transport fleet operators within the region.

Domestic diesel consumption is set to grow at between two and four percent each year and Narangba will help meet that rising demand, while providing environmental and economic benefits to the Australian community.

—Len Humphreys, ABG CEO

The Narangba plant uses tallow from Queensland’s meat processing industry as its primary feedstock. The facility may also process used cooking oil and a variety of vegetable oils. ABG is completing an acquisition of Australian vegetable oil crushing facility and acquiring feedstock rights to an established oil tree plantation that will focus on non-edible species such as jatropha and pongamia.

At full production, the Narangba plant could supply enough fuel to meet the annual consumption of around 150,000 modern diesel cars the size of a Holden Astra or VW Golf. The consumption of the plant’s full production capacity would also save around 150,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

ABG recently announced a joint venture agreement that may lead to the co-funding, construction and operation of three biodiesel production facilities (two US, one Canadian) in North America. Each plant is expected to be the same production capacity as Narangba and based on the same ABG’s own fuel production technology as utilized in the Queensland plant.

Under the terms of the 50:50 joint venture, ABG USA will assess, and if approved, develop two US and one Canadian biodiesel manufacturing facilities. Each of the proposed facilities will utilize ABG’s Modular Continuous Transesterification Process (MCTP) technology as deployed at the Narangba facility.

ABG has been producing biodiesel utilizing MCTP since 2002. A key feature of MCTP is its very compact footprint—the core process modules of the Narangba facility occupy a space of just 150 square metres. ABG believes its technology advantage make the company among the lowest cost commercial producers.

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This is good: they are using waste from the slaughtering business for fuel. I still don't understand why it is so hard for US politicians and consumers to understand that using food for fuel is a very dumb idea. For the uninformed: food includes both corn and soybean oil.

In Australia's moderate climate, biodiesel will probably perform very well. In colder climates, I am a bit more concerned (note Minnesota's experience last winter). For those places, taking the same feedstock and converting it to "green" diesel (i.e. alkanes, just like fossil diesel) via TDP or Fischer-Tropsch makes a lot more sense.

Trust me, cold weather is not going to be a problem in Brisbane.

Well good.
Let there be bio diesel !! Here's hoping this brings the price of diesel here down a little.

Hanging out for those those juicy new gen diesel engines in European hot hatches. They'll be here soon.

We am a part of a growing biodiesel industry in India and are involved in Jatropha cultivation and production of Biodiesel. We feel that there must be enough barren and fallow land available in Australia suitable for cultivation of non-edible oil crops like Jatropha. The policy makers must realise that raising a crop like Jatropha does not require cultivable land and climate of Australia is most suited to such crops. I feel by banning plantation of Jatropha in some parts of Australia on the grounds that the seeds are toxic, is a big mistake being made by the policy makers. I would like to make them realise that the toxity levels of a Jatropha seed is very low. Basic precautions taken while handling are enough to ensure that no harm is done. Also variety of Jatropha has been developed in India, whose seeds are non-toxic. A process has also been developed for making Jatropha oil non-toxic.

Thus the policy makers must reconsider banning the plantation of Jatropha after considering the massive potential of Jatropha as a biodiesel crop.

Would love to receive comments on my thought. I am also available on [email protected]

Sir,
I wish to bring this proposal to your attention,
though you must be surprised, I got your address through a directory, please treat as very confidential. My colleagues and I in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation were able to secure throuhg deliberate mark-up of contract values in the corporation, the sum of U.S.D 35m.
We need the assistance of a capable and reliable
foreign business man to transfer this money, we intend to go into joint business investments immediately this is concluded.

We therefore, solicit your assistance, you shall
receive 20% of this money as commission, this transaction is without any form of risk.
You are therefore requested to provide your tel/fax numbers for more
personal discussions and transmission of documents, you are
also to provide your bank account information for the remittance of the fund.

Study the content of this mail carefully and get back
to me whatever your decision is.

I await your response.

EVANS ADEH

You can find detailed specifications and pricing of biofuel units at http://altenergy.in/biodieselunit.html

We are having expertise in Research and production of Jatropha seed and developed some good high yielding containing high oil contents varieties/clones of Jatropha. We are interested in production of Jatropha seeds in Australia. If possible please contact on the following address.

Dr B. L. Chaudhary
M. L. S. University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
M- 9414168474

we want to jatorpha seed in bulk

Estou interessado em adquirir sementes de jatropha curcas da Austrália. Tive informações que existe plantas produzindo aproximadamente 20 ton / hectare.
055.473323.1921 ou 055.4784091232
Edson/Matheus Luvison

Estou interessado em adquirir sementes de jatropha curcas da Austrália. Tive informações que existe plantas produzindo aproximadamente 20 ton / hectare.
055.473323.1921 ou 055.4784091232
Edson/Matheus Luvison

Jatropha should be perfect for arid lands in North-West Australia,making the country self -sufficient on the feedstock for biodiesel.
Ibelieve the stupid ban on jatropha in Western Australia should be lifted for this great agricultural oportunity

Has anyone begun planting Jatropha in Australia. I am considering going into production in the future, and would like to look at polycultural plantings. I am also interested in the 'NON TOXIC' Jatropha plants, and in the preparation of non-toxic oil.

Anyone in OZ serious about Jatropha trials for Biodiesel, please let me know . I would also like to know about the NON-TOXIC seeds, please contact me on my email [email protected] or phone 61 (0)433 911 209.

I have also started a blog about biodiesel production. Feel free to comment on this site - http://jatropha-in-oz.blogspot.com/

Thanks - Adam Chapman
Ecological Educator and Designer

Sir,
Euphrates Oil Palm is a leading biodiesel production, marketing and trading company based in Nigeria Africa. Its first biodiesel production facility is in Nigeria and produces biodiesel from palm oil that meets global biodiesel standards such as EN 14214 and ASTM 6751.

The company also produces glycerine as a by-product of the biodiesel production process.

We aim to deliver value to our customers through:

Superior service standards to our customers through efficient and expeditious logistics management

Superior production technology that emphasizes high consistent quality at optimal cost

Superior research and development to continue to create value added products and services for our customers

We processes,produces & exports raw materials essencial for Bio Fuel and Bio Diesel production,like palm oil,crude palm oil, rdb palm oil,vegetable oil,jatropha oil,sunflower oil

We hereby request to sign with your company the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as a consortium member legally to assist as an affiliated member and foreign partner in supply of the raw and production of bio fuel & bio diesel.

Euphrates Oil Palm recognises the importance of good environmental management for sustainability and performance excellence, and is committed to applying the best practices in its business to protect the environment and ensure sustainable agribusiness.

Thanks


Emmanuel N.
CEO,Euphrates Oil Palm Nigeria,Limited.
MOBILE:234 80 8546 3719

Postal Contact:

Emmnuel Nnadiri
c/oMr. Mgbemene Ugo.c
Chevron Texaco Nigeria limited,
P.M.B 12528
Lekki Peninsula
Victoria Island,Lagos.
Nigeria.

EUPHRATES OIL PALM NIGERIA LIMITED.

INVESTMENT INFORMATION.

The company is a private agricultural consultancy group that has dealt with many agricltural organizations in processing of palm kernel oil,bio-diesel production and scientic management.

Company wants to go into actual production of palm kernel oil and further process on bio-diesel production.Company intends to increase the extraction capacity from 150 TPD to 2,650 TPD to introduce a refinery,fractionation facilities.Also to install 600 to 1200 TPD processing plant to process bio-diesel(ASTM D 675 2-D).

COMPANY REQUIREMENT.

Since company does not have it's own machinery but wants a foreign partner to set up the processing factory.The total investment is estimated at US$1.5million.The production of the raw material is ongoing but there is a demand gap of well over 10,000 metric tons for palm kernel oil locally.

Company has a business plan for consideration.The sector enjoys exemption from payment of import duty on machineries and equipment and tax holiday of 5-10 years or more depending on location of the factory.

CONTACT DETAILS.

Emmanuel N.
CEO,Euphrates Oil Palm Nigeria,Limited.
MOBILE:234 80 8546 3719

Postal Contact:

Emmanuel Nnadiri
c/o Mr. Mgbemene Ugo.c
Chevron Texaco Nigeria limited,
P.M.B 12528
Lekki Peninsula
Victoria Island,Lagos.
Nigeria.

Sir,
Euphrates Oil Palm is a leading biodiesel production, marketing and trading company based in Nigeria Africa. Its first biodiesel production facility is in Nigeria and produces biodiesel from palm oil that meets global biodiesel standards such as EN 14214 and ASTM 6751.

The company also produces glycerine as a by-product of the biodiesel production process.

We aim to deliver value to our customers through:

Superior service standards to our customers through efficient and expeditious logistics management

Superior production technology that emphasizes high consistent quality at optimal cost

Superior research and development to continue to create value added products and services for our customers

We processes,produces & exports raw materials essencial for Bio Fuel and Bio Diesel production,like palm oil,crude palm oil, rdb palm oil,vegetable oil,jatropha oil,sunflower oil

We hereby request to sign with your company the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as a consortium member legally to assist as an affiliated member and foreign partner in supply of the raw and production of bio fuel & bio diesel.

Euphrates Oil Palm recognises the importance of good environmental management for sustainability and performance excellence, and is committed to applying the best practices in its business to protect the environment and ensure sustainable agribusiness.

Thanks


Emmanuel N.
CEO,Euphrates Oil Palm Nigeria,Limited.
MOBILE:234 80 8546 3719

Postal Contact:

Emmnuel Nnadiri
c/oMr. Mgbemene Ugo.c
Chevron Texaco Nigeria limited,
P.M.B 12528
Lekki Peninsula
Victoria Island,Lagos.
Nigeria.

Notice the Nigerian oil fortune SCAM posting? Perhaps the moderator could take the trouble to remove it!

I AM FROMSOUTH INDIA AND HAVE ABUNDENT SUPPLY OF JATROPAH-BIO DIESEL SEEDS
SHOULD THERE BE DEMAND FOR THE SAME KINDLY GET IN TOUCH WITH ME

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