Cargill’s USD 150 million investment is part of the company’s circular economy approach, aiming to bring added sustainability benefits to citizens, communities, and the environment. The plant will be the first in Europe to make use of the latest BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH technology, enabling the processing of all types of liquid oil and fat waste. These include by-products from food processing, waste from the food industry as well as from non-food crops grown nearby.
“We will utilize recycled products that would normally be disposed of or used for low-value applications,” explains Alexis Cazin, managing director of Cargill Biodiesel. Advanced biodiesel from waste and residues will provide concrete, cost-effective solutions to the end-user.” With the new plant, the agribusiness giant is looking to confirm its leadership position in the global biodiesel market.