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.
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.
SRS 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