American Green Holdings to Provide Technology for New Hampshire Biofuel Plant

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Company sees growing interest in esterification.

American Green Holdings CEO Dale Wiley announced today that Crane, Missouri-based American Green Holdings has been chosen to provide esterification technology for Atlantic Biodiesel’s Salem, New Hampshire plant.

“We are seeing an increase in the number of biodiesel plants wishing to run more than just soy oil as a feedstock,” said Wiley. “The price of soy has doubled in the past year and that has made plants seek other alternatives.”

Soy oil has historically been the primary feedstock for biodiesel, but there are many lower-priced choices, said Wiley, including beef tallow, chicken fat and waste vegetable oil. These feedstocks must be pre-processed, or esterified, before being turned into biodiesel.

American Green Holdings has created technology for facilities in Nebraska and Connecticut in addition to their own projects in Georgia and Missouri. Esterification and the processing of heavier feedstock has become an area of specialty. “These feedstocks are the future of biodiesel,” said Wiley. “They are sustainable, and will provide our market with some equilibrium which, unfortunately, ethanol has not seen.”

American Green Holdings ( is also involved with several other endeavors, most notably, an on-line alternative fuel trading website. For more information about this and other projects, contact Dale Wiley or Robert Wood at (417) 723-0301.

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