London, UK and Houston, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Endicott Biofuels, LLC (EBF) and Davy Process Technology Limited (DPT), a Johnson Matthey company, have entered into a long-term, multi-plant, technical collaboration to develop a new generation of biodiesel production facilities in the U.S.
Under the agreement, EBF will be licensed to use DPT’s esterification technology in North America for a class of biodiesel plants that will be feedstock flexible and use non-food feedstocks. The agreement provides for multiple plants and the sharing of intellectual property developed from the collaboration.
EBF is currently developing its first facility to produce 100,000 tons per year of fatty acid methyl esters, or biodiesel. This plant is expected to commence commercial operation in mid-2010 with equity financing provided by Haddington Ventures, LLC.
“Demand for biodiesel, as well as other biofuels, is expected to increase dramatically over the next few years as fossil-based fuels continue to increase in price as international demand from rapidly growing countries such as China and India pressures supply,” said Richard Wyatt, a Principal with EBF.