Green Star Products to construct
San Diego, CA— Green Star Products, Inc.
(GSPI) announced plans to construct total bio-refinery complexes
for production of both biodiesel and biomass ethanol at each
The first bio-refinery is planned to be in
North Carolina and the location of the second facility will
be announced in the future.
Each GSPI designed bio-refinery will have
a start-up production of between 10 or 20 million gallons per
year with quick expansion capabilities. The facility infrastructure
will be capable to expand to 60-million gallons per year, ranking
them among the largest fuel production facilities in the world.
The GSPI bio-refinery facilities, which incorporate
joint production operations of both biodiesel and biomass ethanol,
will be the first of their kind in North America.
The bio-refinery complex would integrate both
a biodiesel processing plant and biomass ethanol processing
plant to optimize engineering strategy and cost reduction through
planned synergic processing.
GSPI combined bio-refinery key advantages
- Ethanol plants operate at high temperatures above 1,200°F
while biodiesel plants require low temperatures below 240°F.
Therefore, the waste heat from the ethanol plant is enough
to run the biodiesel plant at almost no heat processing cost.
- GSPI biodiesel and ethanol plants can utilize the same
laboratories, facilities, maintenance equipment and personnel.
- Domestically produced vegetable oil (soy oil, canola oil,
etc.) will be used to make biodiesel, and the waste products
from the plants (stalks, etc.) can produce low cost ethanol.
Ethanol produced from waste products could
be produced for around one dollar per gallon.