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$6 Million for Eslinger Biodiesel

February 18, 2013 in Biodiesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Facility Is to Produce 5 Million Gallons of B100 Annually

Eslinger Biodiesel has been designated for $6 million from the California Energy Commission to help build an animal fats- and waste vegetable oils-based plant in Fresno, in California’s Central Valley. The Eslinger plant is to be able to produce 5 million gallons of B100 per year (Phase 1), as well as one million gallons of purified glycerin, which will also be available for sale.

Camelina is one of the non-food crops that will be used to make biodiesel in California.

Camelina is one of the non-food crops that will be used to make biodiesel in California.

Feedstock will come from restaurant and food industry waste, and “non-food” oilseeds, says company president Jeremy Eslinger.

The $32 million refinery is to be fully operational within 12 months of funding under ARFVT, CDC’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology program.

“The entire output will be pre-sold to companies obligated to purchase carbon credit off-sets and shipped by pipeline for commercial blending,” CEC says in agreement ARV-12-026.

EslingerBiodiesel_logoSRS and CVT

Dos Palos, Calif.-based Eslinger is required to certify its product to the ASTM International D6751 standard, and to operate its own trucks on B20 biodiesel.

CEC names SRS Engineering as a key subcontractor for the Fresno biorefinery project. George Hawranik is senior engineer at Murrieta, Calif.-based SRS.

Also named is CVT, Central Valley Tank, of Fresno.

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Source: CEC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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