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New Approach to Growing Waste to Value Industry in United States BDI-BioEnergy and LPCiminelli Form Teaming Relationship
BUFFALO, N.Y., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Seeking to greatly expand its unique waste-to-value technology in the United States, Austrian-based BDI-BioEnergy International AG has entered into a teaming agreement with nationally-ranked construction firm LPCiminelli, Inc., headquartered in Buffalo, NY.
The two companies began working together in 2010 on various BioDiesel and BioGas projects. Since then, there has been a significant increase in waste-to-value interest driven by unstable energy prices, an overall movement towards renewable energy sources and the need to recover valuable fertilizer from organic waste streams. This teaming agreement allows the firms to offer a value proposition to prospective clients of turn-key engineer-design-construct (EPC) services which include process performance guarantees.
"The United States is not only the biggest consumer of energy but also by far the biggest producer of waste," said Louis Ciminelli, Chairman & CEO of LPCiminelli. "We knew waste-to-value could be a good business opportunity for our EPC/Solutions group if we teamed with the right technology partner and that partner is BDI."
BDI has established itself in Europe already in the 1990's and has since pioneered the areas of MultiFeedstock BioDiesel and BioGas technology.
"In the United States, we still find large organic waste streams which go to landfill rather than being turned into renewable electricity or compressed renewable natural gas for transportation as well as valuable fertilizer. Our proven Anaerobic Digestion technology is well established in Europe and meets ample opportunity stateside," says Dr. Edgar Ahn, CSO of BDI-BioEnergy.
The two organizations will immediately begin a joint marketing effort touting their combined expertise and approach.
7/23/2012 Clean Emission, Oasis Offer Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel in Detroit
Detroit-based biodiesel company Clean Emission Fluids Inc. will open fueling stations at the Oasis Trucking Centers in southwest Detroit in the next two weeks, reports Crain's Detroit Business. Clean Emission Fluids and Oasis partnered to form a joint venture, Greenway Fueling LLC, to provide fuel in addition to Oasis's trucking services.
The truck center, for which plans have been in the works for two-and-a-half years, will sell diesel and biodiesel to the 400 to 600 trucks use the center daily, as well as to trucks passing through.
Clean Emission Fluids has a patent on a biodiesel blending machine that mixes different combinations of diesel and biofuel on site, allowing drivers to use blends specific to their individual vehicles.
Drivers will be able to choose from two types of biofuel: biodiesel and renewable diesel. The price of renewable diesel is similar to regular diesel, and the biodiesel costs 50 cents to $1 more per gallon than diesel.
According to the California Air Resources Board, renewable diesel is produced by hydrotreatment of the same feedstocks as biodiesel, resulting in a hydrocarbon fuel that is very similar to petroleum diesel in its chemical composition.
Also available will be diesel exhaust fluid.
The fuel service will be in addition to services such as laundry, showers and coffee drivers have access to when they park their trucks at Oasis, which is surrounded by electric fences, guard dogs, ID scanners and security cameras. Oasis charges drivers $15 a day or $180 a month to park their trucks.
Clean Emission Fluids and Oasis have plans for additional complexes and fueling centers along I-75.