Biodiesel companies use corn oil

By | June 10, 2010
East Fork Biodiesel LLC, a 60 MMgy biodiesel refinery in Algona, Iowa has partnered with Mansfield Oil's ethanol division, C&N Co., to help the Algona plant secure corn oil from local ethanol refineries. The use of corn oil now makes the plant highly synergistic for many of the ethanol facilities in the region, said Douglas Haugh, Mansfield Oil executive vice president. Biodiesel/Ethanol Analytical Solutions (BAS/EAS) and Mcgyan Biodiesel LLC, out of Anoka, Minn., have also partnered to make the use of corn oil as a biodiesel feedstock more available. The new partnership also includes the commercialization of the Mcgyan technology that converts inexpensive high free fatty acid feedstocks into biodiesel. Look for the official announcement of the joint-venture at the 2010 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo.