D1 Oils Plc
08 April 2005
8 April, 2005
D1 Oils completes trial of D1 20 refinery and sells first bio diesel
D1 Oils plc ('D1 Oils') today announces the successful completion of a rigorous
24hr x 7 days continuous production trial of the latest version of its D1 20
modular biodiesel refinery trans-esterification process. The refinery is
designed to convert crude vegetable oil into biodiesel that meets European
quality standard EN14214.
During the trial the D1 20 met performance specification, producing EN 14214
compliant biodiesel which has been sold to a UK transportation company.
The trial was witnessed and independently audited by Mott MacDonald, a global
power engineering consultancy with a turnover in 2004 exceeding 600 million
The trial was conducted using rape seed oil. Jatropha oil will be processed by
the D1 20 as soon as sufficient quantity of raw feedstock is available and a
pre-processing unit designed to process a wider range of both food and non-food
grade vegetable oils, currently under construction, is completed. This is
anticipated to be in the second half of 2005.
This trial is a significant milestone in establishing D1 Oils' proprietary
continuous process technology in the field of biodiesel production.
Philip Wood, Chief Executive Officer D1 Oils plc 020 7321 3885
Kevin Byram/James Crampton Brunswick 020 7404 5959
Notes to editors:
D1 Oils plc is the owner of technical, marketing, logistical and other
intellectual property related to the establishment, development and harvesting
of jatropha plantations, the extraction of oil from the harvested seed and the
production of bio diesel and other valuable by-products from the vegetable oil.
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