March 20, 2014
Maas Companies will auction a surplus 3.2 million gallon-per-year biodiesel equipment package Thursday, April 17 via timed online auction ending at 4:00 p.m.
The equipment is surplus to the ongoing operations of FUMPA Biofuels (Farmers Union Marketing and Processing Association) and will sell as one lot. FUMPA is a 75-year-old farmer-owned cooperative and an industry leader. This facility is one of the first commercial-scale biodiesel plants to meet renewable fuel standards.
The equipment package includes proof of capability for RFS-2 (EPA), schematics, manuals, BQ-9000 program documentation, RFS-2 audit compliance documentation and lab equipment. The plant was designed and built by Lurgi PSI Inc. Equipment highlights include: Lurgi 3.2 million gallon-per-year biodiesel process skid with SOUTHERN EXCHANGER CORP. methanol recovery column; BALTIMORE AIRCOIL cooling tower unit; glycerin tank/filter skid/controls, water treatment tank, chemical pumps, PALMER 10,000 gallon methanol storage tank; PALMER 15,000 gallon methyl-ester tank; 11 ALLEN BRADLEY Centerline-Intellicenter motor control centers; computer control equipment and software; SILENT KNIGHT carbon dioxide fire suppression system and additional items detailed in the auction catalog.