New biodiesel plant to contribute to Hungary’s circular economy

The new biodiesel plant built by Austrian process engineering company BDI-BioEnergy International and operated by Rossi Biofuel will make an important contribution to sustainable circular economy in Hungary.

For Rossi Biofuel, building the new plant is a commitment to sustainable innovation and profitability and will result in 150,000t annual CO2 savings.

Rossi is a subsidiary of the ENVIEN Group which is one of the largest groups of companies in biofuels production in the CEE region.

ENVIEN is investing strategically in ‘next generation’ raw materials and in the expansion of production capacities.

The new production facility at Komárom, Hungary, is a multi-feedstock plant using BDI’s patented Repeatable Catalyst Technology (RepCAT).

With this innovative technology even the lowest-quality feedstock with high levels of impurities can be effectively processed to standards-compliant biodiesel. The use of a recyclable catalyst further underlines the environmental sustainability of the process.

By producing biofuels from low-quality waste materials, the new plant makes a significant contribution to reaching the targets set by the Hungarian government – to produce 55% less greenhouse gases by 2030 and to be climate neutral by 2050.

The essential step forward with the RepCAT process is its outstanding robustness towards different kinds of waste materials.

It can handle a great diversity of waste oils and fats, for example used cooking oil, fat from grease separators or waste from plant-based oil production.

Not only is the RepCAT technology highly innovative, it is also a highly eco-friendly biodiesel process, and was approved by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA in April 2021 as a disposal process for high-risk waste fats.


Tags: BDI-BioEnergy International, Biofuels, CO2 Savings, Hungary, Rossi Biofuel
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