Decatur, Illinois [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) plans to build a biodiesel production facility in Mainz, Germany. The 275,000 metric tons per year facility will be the company’s third plant in Germany. ADM has one biodiesel facility in Hamburg and one in Leer. The Hamburg facility has recently announced a capacity expansion.“ADM is a world leader in renewable fuels and a leader within the European biodiesel market,” stated Peter Reimers, ADM General Manager-European Oleo Chemicals. “We are pleased to use our extensive experience producing high quality biodiesel to meet increased demand through the new facility in Mainz, Germany.” Construction, scheduled to be complete in a little over a year, is dependent on final engineering and permit approval. Biodiesel, an important fuel source for Europe, is a vegetable oil-based fuel that burns cleaner than traditional petroleum-based diesel fuel. It improves air quality by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from diesel engines, helping to extend oil reserves, create new markets for farmers and contribute to a better environment. According to the release, ADM is the largest biodiesel producer in Germany and one of the leading producers in Europe. It is one of the world’s largest processors of soybeans, corn, wheat and cocoa, as well as a producer of soy meal and oil, ethanol, corn sweeteners and flour.