CIE procures biodiesel production equipment

Energy company China Integrated Energy (CIE) has secured $12.7m (£8.8m) of production equipment for its 50,000 ton biodiesel production facility, which is being constructed in Tongchuan City, Shaanxi Province.

The equipment, which will be used for producing high-quality second-generation biodiesel, incorporates new technologies using a variety of low-cost feedstock, resulting in lower production costs for the company.

Installation of the equipment at the facility is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2010, with production commencing in the fourth quarter.