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The new biodiesel plant built by the Austrian process engineering company BDI-BioEnergy International and operated by Rossi Biofuel will make an important contribution to the sustainable circular economy in Hungary.
For Rossi Biofuel, the construction of the new plant is a commitment to sustainable innovation and profitability and will result in 150,000 tonnes of CO per year2 savings.
Rossi is a subsidiary of the ENVIEN group which is one of the largest groups of biofuel production companies in the CEE region.
ENVIEN strategically invests in “new generation” raw materials and in the expansion of production capacities.
The new production plant in Komárom, Hungary, is a multi-commodity plant using BDI’s patented reproducible catalyst (RepCAT) technology.
Thanks to this innovative technology, even low-grade feedstocks with high levels of impurities can be efficiently transformed into standard-compliant biodiesel. The use of a recyclable catalyst further underlines the environmental sustainability of the process.
By producing biofuels from poor quality waste, the new plant contributes significantly to achieving the targets set by the Hungarian government – to produce 55% less greenhouse gases by 2030 and to be climate neutral by here 2050.
The essential advance of the RepCAT process is its exceptional robustness with respect to different types of waste.
It can handle a wide variety of used oils and fats, for example used cooking oil, grease from grease separators or waste from vegetable oil production.
Not only is the RepCAT technology highly innovative, it is also a very environmentally friendly biodiesel process, and was approved by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA in April 2021 as a process for the removal of high-risk waste greases.