BEST BioDiesel Cashton Receives Permits for 8 Million Gallon BioDiesel Plant -- Cashton Facility to Create Clean Energy and Jobs

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BEST BioDiesel Cashton, LLC, announced today it has received a construction and operating permit from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for an 8 million gallon B-100 fuel production facility. Site work and construction activities have begun and the excavation for footings and foundations are in progress. The facility is scheduled for completion by end of April, 2007, and to being commissioning in July, 2007.

Designing an efficient production system that meets all the environmental concerns has been a major accomplishment for our engineering and permitting staff

BEST BioDiesel Cashton, LLC, announced today it has received a construction and operating permit from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for an 8 million gallon B-100 fuel production facility. Site work and construction activities have begun and the excavation for footings and foundations are in progress. The facility is scheduled for completion by end of April, 2007, and to being commissioning in July, 2007.

BEST BioDiesel Cashton facility meets or exceeds very stringent air quality and air emissions standards established by the EPA. "Designing an efficient production system that meets all the environmental concerns has been a major accomplishment for our engineering and permitting staff," stated Tony Janowiec, Managing Member and Vice President of Operations for BEST BioDiesel Cashton. "We are pleased to confirm that our plant will meet all air emissions and water discharge standards," added Janowiec.

BEST BioDiesel Cashton Is generating both construction and permanent jobs, allowing Cashton to leverage its geographic location, attract green industries and position itself as a leader in bioenergy. BEST BioDiesel Cashton is located on a 6-acre site within the Cashton Greens Energy Park located at 111 Eagle Drive in Cashton. The final project will include a 3,500 square foot office and control center complex, laboratory, weigh scale, a 1,200,000 gallon tank farm, and a 9,600 square foot building to house the 8.0 million gallon biodiesel plant.

BEST BioDiesel Cashton's is a wholly owned subsidiary of BEST BioDiesel, Inc. The company will be the showcase for all of BEST BioDiesel's current technology and future production enhancements. BEST BioDiesel has created a distributed production template which significantly improves the efficiencies of biodiesel production through continuous flow decanting, improved washing processes, enhanced recovery of methanol, and world class process water sewer discharge levels. BEST BioDiesel's solutions increase production volume of existing facilities and decrease the footprint of new facilities, significantly reducing construction timelines and expansion costs.

BEST BioDiesel believes the future of biodiesel will be determined by the controllers of feed stocks and the creators of distributed production systems close to the source of those feed stocks. While soybean or other triglyceride-based oil will be the primary raw materials, BEST BioDiesel Cashton will be able to process a variety of feed stocks through a pretreatment system to be installed prior to commissioning the plant. This process permits the use of a more economical selection of feed stocks.

About the BEST Energies family of companies:

  • BEST BioDiesel, Inc. develops turnkey biodiesel facilities which significantly improve the throughput of existing production facilities, reduce the scale, cost and speed of construction in new facilities, and minimize resource inputs and system discharges.
  • BEST BioDiesel Cashton, LLC is constructing an 8 million gallon biodiesel plant within the Cashton Green Energy Park.
  • BEST Pyrolysis, Inc. develops integrated systems which take biomass feed stocks and concurrently produce energy streams which include: syngas for boiler fuel or electrical generation; char for a pelletized fuel, green coal, soil enhancements or an activated filter material; and waste heat for re-use in prodcution and export to other processes.
  • BEST BioEnergy Products, LLC produces superior clean energy products created from renewable bio-based resources.
  • BEST Australia PTY LTD engineers specialty clean energy solutions, focused on using renewable biomass resources, for BEST Energies' customers in the Asian Pacific region.

BEST Energies' solutions, all focused on renewable bio-based resources, help the environment by proactively managing under-utilized biomass streams, limiting C02 greenhouse gases and providing effective carbon sequestration solutions. These distributed energy solutions are built near biomass sources where they help to solve biomass waste problems while creating energy close to consumption centers, significantly reducing transportation costs in energy distribution.

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