Paseo Biofuels Plant Site in Missouri Bustles with Construction Activity

SUGAR LAND–October 11, 2012–Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)–Joint venture company Paseo Biofuels LLC’s (Kansas City, Missouri) biodiesel plant site in Jackson County, Missouri, is bustling with construction activity for the expansion of biodiesel capacity. Paseo is co-owned by agricultural giant Cargill Incorporated (Wayzata, Minnesota) and members of the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and Missouri Soybean Association (Jefferson City, Missouri).

The 40 million-gallon-per-year plant that went into operation in 2008 is being expanded to an estimated 56 million gallons per year. The expansion project is expected to be completed by March of next year.

When completed, the estimated $8 million project will increase Cargill’s domestic biodiesel production to nearly 100 million gallons per year. Add that to the company’s Tres Lagoas plant in Brazil, and Cargill will have the overall capacity to produce 160 million gallons of the renewable fuel annually.

Currently, Industrial Info is tracking more than $821 million worth of major capital projects in the works for Cargill and its many divisions. Major projects are planned at plants in Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, Indiana, Kansas, North Dakota, Canada and Brazil.

Industrial Info’s databases provide a comprehensive outline of all current development activities in the emerging alternative fuels market. Our North American Biodiesel Database covers 141 operational plants and 97 plants that are under development. Our North American Ethanol Database covers 216 operational plants and 118 plants in various development phases. Our North American Wood Fuel Pellet Database includes 68 operational plants producing more than 25,000 tons annually, and 40 projects in progress.

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