Cargill has unveiled plans to construct a new biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas, capable of producing 60 million gallons of biodiesel per year.
The new facility, which will be built with an investment of $90m, will replace an existing oil refinery managed by Cargill’s Global Edible Oil business. The new plant will cover an area of 42,000 sq ft.
The company is expected to break ground on the new facility in December 2017. Completion of the factory is scheduled in January 2019.
Cargill biodiesel commercial leader for agricultural supply chain business Pat Woerner said: “This new facility will enable Wichita to be a competitive supplier in the biofuels market, bringing value to the suppliers and customers we work with, and connecting farmers with industrial customers by supplying quality biomass-based diesel.
“Biofuels are good for the U.S. farm economy and can bring capital investment to agriculture while boosting economic development in farm communities.”
Cargill’s Wichita biodiesel plant will create 35 full-time jobs.