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|Emerson to Digitally Automate Several New Biodiesel Refineries|
AUSTIN, Texas, -- Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), announced that the company has been awarded a contract to provide PlantWeb« digital plant architecture and engineering support for the construction of multi-feedstock biodiesel refineries by BioSource America, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nova Biosource Fuels, Inc. (OTC:NVAO).
Nova Biosource Fuels, Inc. synthesizes and distributes renewable fuel products. BioSource America is Nova's design/build subsidiary manufacturing multi-feedstock biodiesel production facilities internationally.
Biodiesel is currently the fastest growing alternative fuel market in the world. Current biodiesel production is approximately 75 million gallons per year in the United States. U.S. Department of Agriculture studies project that demand for biodiesel fuel in the U.S. will reach 800 million gallons by 2010, accounting for approximately 2 percent of the 60 billion gallon per year total fuel market.
Emerson will provide instrument specifications, system design and engineering support, and will supply its proven PlantWeb« digital plant and engineering support capabilities for the multiple projects under contract. The three currently active projects have an estimated $2,100,000 worth of Emerson content.
"The first plant is a 10 MGPY plant that will start up within a few weeks," says Dick Talley, P.E., president of BioSource. "There are two 20 MGPY plants currently under construction, and two 60 MGPY plants planned in the next year. Emerson's proven technologies and strong engineering know-how provide powerful support for our time-to-market strategy and improved plant availability for maximum production."
"The production of alternative fuels from domestic, renewable resources is an important ecological initiative, and we are pleased that we were selected by BioDiesel technology leader Nova to digitally automate its refineries," said John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management. "Emerson is proud to play a part in the development and production of an energy source that will have a distinct impact on meeting the energy needs of the United States."
Lunes, 23 Octubre, 2006 - 11:39