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Flint Hills Resources

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

DUONIX BEATRICE BEGINS COMMERCIAL-SCALE BIODIESEL PRODUCTION USING INNOVATIVE ENSEL TECHNOLOGY

First-of-its kind plant capable of producing high-quality, cost-competitive biodiesel from a multitude of advantaged, non-edible feedstocks

Beatrice, Neb. – Flint Hills Resources and Benefuel® Inc. announced today the startup of the Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant and the first successful commercial-scale application of Benefuel’s innovative ENSEL technology. ENSEL technology is capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel. Once fully operational, the Duonix Beatrice plant will produce approximately 50 million gallons of biodiesel annually. The plant has already made commercial sales of product that meets or exceeds ASTM specifications for biodiesel.

The ENSEL technology uses a solid catalyst that combines esterification of high free fatty acid feedstocks and transesterification of triglycerides into a single step, which eliminates waste, improves process efficiency and expands feedstock options. The product is further enhanced by an upgraded, backend distillation process that removes additional impurities which, when used on high free fatty acid feedstocks such as distillers corn oil, produces a higher quality biodiesel with superior cold weather performance.

Read the entire news release here.

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The Duonix Beatrice plant is the first successful commercial-scale application of an innovative technology capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel.

The Duonix Beatrice plant is the first successful commercial-scale application of an innovative technology capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel.

The Duonix Beatrice plant is the first successful commercial-scale application of an innovative technology capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel.

The Duonix Beatrice plant is the first successful commercial-scale application of an innovative technology capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel.

The ENSEL technology uses a solid catalyst that combines esterification of high free fatty acid feedstocks and transesterification of triglycerides into a single step, which eliminates waste, improves process efficiency and expands feedstock options. An upgraded, backend distillation process removes additional impurities to produce high-quality biodiesel with superior cold weather performance.

The ENSEL technology uses a solid catalyst that combines esterification of high free fatty acid feedstocks and transesterification of triglycerides into a single step, which eliminates waste, improves process efficiency and expands feedstock options. An upgraded, backend distillation process removes additional impurities to produce high-quality biodiesel with superior cold weather performance.

The ENSEL technology uses a solid catalyst that combines esterification of high free fatty acid feedstocks and transesterification of triglycerides into a single step, which eliminates waste, improves process efficiency and expands feedstock options. An upgraded, backend distillation process removes additional impurities to produce high-quality biodiesel with superior cold weather performance.

The ENSEL technology uses a solid catalyst that combines esterification of high free fatty acid feedstocks and transesterification of triglycerides into a single step, which eliminates waste, improves process efficiency and expands feedstock options. An upgraded, backend distillation process removes additional impurities to produce high-quality biodiesel with superior cold weather performance.

The ENSEL technology uses a solid catalyst that combines esterification of high free fatty acid feedstocks and transesterification of triglycerides into a single step, which eliminates waste, improves process efficiency and expands feedstock options. An upgraded, backend distillation process removes additional impurities to produce high-quality biodiesel with superior cold weather performance.

The ENSEL technology uses a solid catalyst that combines esterification of high free fatty acid feedstocks and transesterification of triglycerides into a single step, which eliminates waste, improves process efficiency and expands feedstock options. An upgraded, backend distillation process removes additional impurities to produce high-quality biodiesel with superior cold weather performance.

The Duonix Beatrice plant is the first successful commercial-scale application of an innovative technology capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel.

The Duonix Beatrice plant is the first successful commercial-scale application of an innovative technology capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel.

The Duonix Beatrice plant is the first successful commercial-scale application of an innovative technology capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel.

The Duonix Beatrice plant is the first successful commercial-scale application of an innovative technology capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel.

The Duonix Beatrice plant is the first successful commercial-scale application of an innovative technology capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel.

The Duonix Beatrice plant is the first successful commercial-scale application of an innovative technology capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel.

Russell Leighton, plant manager at the Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant, stands outside the plant.

Russell Leighton, plant manager at the Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant, stands outside the plant.

The Duonix Beatrice plant is the first successful commercial-scale application of an innovative technology capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel.

The Duonix Beatrice plant is the first successful commercial-scale application of an innovative technology capable of converting a range of lower cost feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil into high-quality biodiesel.