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Air Liquide wins contract for biodiesel plant

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Air Liquide Engineering & Construction recently signed a new agreement with Cargill for engineering and supply of a world-scale biodiesel plant in Wichita Kansas, US.

The biodiesel plant, which will have a capacity to produce 60 million gal./yr of biodiesel, is expected to start operation in January 2019.

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has already built six biodiesel plants for Cargill worldwide.

The company’s Lurgi biodiesel technology offers a complete oleochemical production chain and provides customers with a range of plant options designed to maximise efficiency, improve the quality of the product, help to minimise operating costs and environmental footprint.

Domenico D’Elia, Vice President and Chairman of Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, said: “We are delighted to sign a new agreement with our long standing customer Cargill. This is yet another proof of the competitiveness of our most advanced and best performing biodiesel technology. We extend our leadership in Europe and Asia in this field and our ambition is to achieve the same result in the Americas.’’

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