Oct 9, 2012 - US company Paseo Biofuels LLC has started expanding the output capacity of its biodiesel plant in the state of Missouri's city of Kansas by 40%, the company's joint venture (JV) partner in the factory Cargill said today.
The plant uses soybean oil as its main feedstock and produces 40 million gallons (151.4m litres) of biodiesel and 30 million pounds (13 million kg) of food-grade glycerin per year. Its capacity expansion is expected to be completed by March 2013.
The Missouri Soybean Association (MSA), which includes some 650 agricultural producers in Missouri, acquired shares in Paseo Biofuels in 2006. Then Paseo Biofuels formed a joint venture with US agricultural commodities trader Cargill to set up the biodiesel plant which opened in 2008, Cargill said.