TexCom to construct 35 million gallon
biodiesel facility in Texas
Barge and rail access planned for efficient
Houston, TX— TexCom, Inc. announced that
it has executed a Preliminary Engineering Agreement with Lurgi
PSI, based in Memphis, Tennessee, to build a 35 million gallon
per year biodiesel plant at the LBC bulk liquids terminal in
This facility is the first of several biodiesel
production sites that TexCom currently plans to build and operate
in the south central United States.
TexCom had previously announced the signing
of a Letter of Intent with LBC to locate the 35 million gallon
per year biodiesel plant at LBC Houston’s Seabrook site.
LBC, based in Paris, France, is one of the largest owner/operators
of bulk chemical terminal operations in the world.
The TexCom plant will utilize existing and
newly added on-site storage capacity and other terminal facilities
owned and operated by LBC under a fifteen year lease agreement.
The facility will allow transportation of raw materials and
product via barge, rail and truck.
The Engineering Agreement precedes the execution
of a definitive Engineering, Procurement & Construction
Contract (EPC). TexCom will execute the EPC when the project
financing has been completed. Lurgi will provide the process
technology, design and plant construction, utilizing its continuous
process for converting soybean oil into fuel grade Biodiesel.
The TexCom project design includes the capability
to store conventional petroleum diesel, allowing TexCom to blend
and market B20 and other biodiesel blends as well as B100 on
site. Feedstock will be brought in via barge or rail to the
site, located near the Houston Ship Channel, to produce the
Definitive feedstock and off-take agreements
are currently being negotiated to ensure that at completion,
the plant can move quickly to capacity.