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Old 09-09-2006, 12:20 PM
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Fabman, have you heard of Greenline industies?

they make modular biodiesel plants that use a waterless wash system, they call it Ion resin exchange. I haven't as of yet researched it enough to know what that is but sounds interesting (this is large scale stuff) the local fuel supplier where I buy my methonal from was talking to me about it today, I guess they are a franchise dealer, and are currently building a 50M g/y plant down in St Joe MO. and are going to be using 80% animal fat (off memory).
Reason I am asking is I have been looking into maybe doing a little investing in the biodiesel industry and wanted your opinion of this technology or the plant manufactor in general, and was curious as to your thoughts on it as a good setup or not. I believe the smallest plant they put together is 3MM g/y
anycase here is the website for the plant manufactor

http://www.greenlineindustries.com/index.html
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[quote=monsterbaby]they make modular biodiesel plants that use a waterless wash system, they call it Ion resin exchange. I haven't as of yet researched it enough to know what that is but sounds interesting (this is large scale stuff) the local fuel supplier where I buy my methonal from was talking to me about it today, I guess they are a franchise dealer, and are currently building a 50M g/y plant down in St Joe MO. and are going to be using 80% animal fat (off memory).
Reason I am asking is I have been looking into maybe doing a little investing in the biodiesel industry and wanted your opinion of this technology or the plant manufactor in general, and was curious as to your thoughts on it as a good setup or not. I believe the smallest plant they put together is 3MM g/y
anycase here is the website for the plant manufactor

http://www.greenlineindustries.com/index.html[/QUOTE]

Hi Rob, Yes, I have done some research into the Greenline system, and Ion resin exchange. A little too expensive for my tastes tho. Ion resin exchange has been around for quite a while, and is proven itself. The company that I designed the plant for in Idaho looked into their system and deceided that $3 per gallon/year in up front costs was just a little excessive. The plant we're putting together now will cost $.50 per gallon/year, but it is being built "in-house". as to the Company itself.......I have no clue. Our processes are quite close in the way they work, They use either settling or centrafuges for Primary seperation, where we use hydrocyclones. The centrafuges they use cost $40,000+ each, the hydrocyclones we use cost less than $1,000 each!

If you are considering getting into Biodiesel production, perhaps you should consider coming to Idaho for a tour of our plant when we get into full production in the next couple of months.


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If you are considering getting into Biodiesel production, perhaps you should consider coming to Idaho for a tour of our plant when we get into full production in the next couple of months.


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I will be coming thru Idaho in Dec, most likely out on I90 and back on I84 (going to visit relatives in WA) I would be interested if there was anytime in there we could get together.
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I will be coming thru Idaho in Dec, most likely out on I90 and back on I84 (going to visit relatives in WA) I would be interested if there was anytime in there we could get together.
Sounds like a plan to me, as long as the weather will cooperate, I'm about 5 hours from the plant site. I'll keep you informed on the progress...........Damn permits are taking forever. Ever since that Bio plant blew up we've got EVERYBODY up our butt! Building is compleated, about half of the equipment is in place, just waiting for 2 more permits to be granted and we can finish this!


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