BDI – BioEnergy starts successful into 2013 with an international RetroFit project 

– Revamping and optimisation of a biodiesel plant in South-East Europe
– Modernization of a non-BDI technology
– BDI respected as a biodiesel expert all over the world

BDI – BioEnergy International AG has obtained an order for retrofitting a biodiesel plant in South-East Europe. A well-known biodiesel producer has commissioned BDI to do the revamping and optimisation of an existing biodiesel plant.

BDI starts with a large RetroFit-order (order total about € 3.6 million) in the New Year.
This new contract demonstrates once again that BDI-RetroFit-technologies are increasingly in demand internationally.

Despite the difficult economic situation in Europe for financing industrial projects, especially in the business field of renewable energy, BDI convinced the customer and the local funding banks, that the RetroFit program will sustainably improve the existing biodiesel plant economically and that the investment will quickly amortize itself.
After the conversion of the out-dated, German biodiesel-technology, the plant will have significantly increased feedstock flexibility and the quality of the produced biodiesel will fully comply in future with stringent quality requirements.

The aim of this measure is to use waste materials of lower quality, such as used cooking oil and animal fat, instead of vegetable oil. The BioDiesel-distillation ensures that the quality of the produced BioDiesel remains consistently high, even with poorer quality of raw materials.

“The challenge of this project is to retrofit a non-BDI biodiesel technology with the BDI system by using existing infrastructure, without interfering with the current biodiesel production significantly. The objective is the revamping and modernization of the existing biodiesel plant. This is useful not only because of increasingly stringent biodiesel standards, but also in terms of quality, efficiency and raw materials flexibility. With our successful completion of orders, we have proven our expertise on several international occasions”, so Edgar Ahn, Chief Sales Officer at BDI.

BDI produced BioDiesel from used cooking oil for the first time as long ago as 1994 and is considered to be of high renown in this field. BDI is the world’s leading technology supplier in the processing of animal fat too. Thanks to RetroFit from BDI, existing plants can be renovated and optimised and, as a result, return to profitable operation, irrespective of the biodiesel technology involved.

About BDI – BioEnergy International AG
BDI – BioEnergy International AG is market and technology leader in the construction of customised BioDiesel plants using the Multi-Feedstock Technology the company has developed itself, which can manufacture BioDiesel from different raw materials, such as Vegetable Oils, Used Cooking Oils and Animal Fats.

BDI has specialised in the development of technologies that make optimum use of resources in the industrial processing of by- and waste products ever since it was established in 1996 and owns an extensive patent portfolio that has resulted from its in-house research and development activities. As a leading constructor of special plants, BDI also supplies efficient plant concepts in the Waste to Energy field that are designed to produce BioGas from industrial and municipal waste and to obtain high-quality Omega-3 Fatty Acids. The range of services includes public authority, basic and detailed engineering, installation and start-up as well as after-sales support.

BDI – BioEnergy International AG and the companies it consolidates currently have about 100 employees. The shares in BDI – BioEnergy International AG (ISIN AT0000A02177) are listed in the Prime Standard/Regulated Market at Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Contact for further information:
Corporate Communications & Marketing
BDI – BioEnergy International AG
Parkring 18
A-8074 Grambach/Graz, Austria
Tel: +43 / 316 / 4009 – 100
Fax: +43 / 316 / 4009 – 110

Source: BDI – BioEnergy International AG
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