Technip to Build Biodiesel Unit in France

[] Technip has been awarded a turnkey contract from Diester Industrie for a new biodiesel unit to be built in Venette, France. This new unit, with a capacity of 100,000 tons per year will double the site’s current production. The unit’s start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2006. This project falls within the scope of the program set up by the French authorities for the development of biofuels, intended to reduce transportation-related pollution, as biodiesel is a biofuel that represents a clean and renewable energy. This project, which is based on the Axens process, marks a new step in the collaboration between Technip and Diester Industrie, the pioneer and leader in France for the production of biodiesel, for which, in 1996, Technip built a unit in Rouen, France and is currently carrying out the construction of another unit in Sete, France.
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