Owner: Organic Fuels
Location: Galena Park, TX
EPC Contractor: Gemma Power, Inc.
Design Engineer: Careba Power Engineers
Process Engineer: Organic Fuels
The Galena Park facility has the capability of producing 30 million gallons of biodiesel annually from either high-grade soybean oil or yellow grease. The biodiesel plant consists of an up-front batch sequence and a continuous distillation process on the back end. The continuous process yields 90 percent return on the methanol and water used in the batch process, at the same time recovering glycerin formed during the production of biodiesel.
Gemma’s scope of work included plant design, equipment procurement, complete construction and operator training. The Galena Park Project facility was completed in early 2006.