Green Star Products to Construct Total Biorefineries

In both biorefinery facilities planned by Green Star Products (GSPI), one in North Carolina and the other in a location yet to be announced for the northwestern sector of the U.S., the company plans to produce both biodiesel and biomass ethanol. The GSPI sustainable business model has long incorporated farming promotion, green engineering, biomass waste management and ethanol production concepts in its biodiesel projects.

Each GSPI-designed biorefinery will start-up production between 10 or 20 million gallons per year. The facility infrastructure will be capable of expanding to 60 million gallons per year (and further expansion capabilities could reach 100-million gallons per year), ranking them among the largest fuel production facilities in the world, states the release. The GSPI biorefinery facilities, which incorporate joint production operations of both biodiesel and biomass ethanol, may well be the first of their kind in North America. The Bio-Refinery Complex would fully integrate both a biodiesel processing plant and biomass ethanol processing plant to optimize engineering strategy and cost reduction through planned synergic processing. Cost-saving measures stem from the ability of the GSPI biodiesel and ethanol plants to use the same laboratories, QC facilities, maintenance equipment and personnel, plus they can share dispatch operations and management personnel. The domestically produced vegetable oil (soy oil, canola oil, etc.) will be used to make biodiesel, and the waste products from the plants (stalks, etc.) can produce low-cost ethanol. It is expected that ethanol produced from waste products could be produced for around $1.00 per gallon. This development, and others like it around the country, is in keeping with the recent biodiesel energy report recently presented by House Democrats to energize policy makers to fund the nation’s energy independence with alternative fuels.