ADM Plans Its First Biodiesel Plant in Brazil

Decatur, Illinois [] Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) plans to build a biodiesel production facility in Rondonopolis, Mato Grosso, Brazil with an annual capacity of 180,000 metric tons. The plant will use soybean oil as its feedstock and is competitively positioned to meet the large anticipated demand from soybean-producing farmers as well as from the Brazilian road and rail transport industries. It will be located adjacent to ADM’s existing soybean crushing plant in Rondonopolis, and will be operational in the first half of 2007, ahead of the anticipated increase in demand due to the mandate that all diesel fuel sold in Brazil include 2% biodiesel beginning in 2008, and 5% biodiesel beginning in 2013.
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