Feasibility of a five million gallon per year biodiesel plant
Shumaker, George A.
McKissick, John C.
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Mr. Mark Mauss and Dr. Travis Danner co-owners of SunsOil, LLC of Athens, TN contacted the Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development (CAED) at the University of Georgia requesting a feasibility study on plans for producing biodiesel in Georgia. They wanted an opinion as to the feasibility of acquiring an idle former chemical plant and converting it to biodiesel production. The business plan is to acquire by-product fats from the poultry slaughter industry to use as a primary feedstock, produce biodiesel at a projected nominal rate of 5 million gallons per year and market it to fuel wholesalers. Soybean oil may also be used as a feedstock. Future markets include fleet operators and other large scale fuels users. The contents of this report rely heavily upon information provided by SunsOil, LLC and thus the validity of the results reported are dependent upon the accuracy of that information. CAED provided analysis and some basic information concerning some of the production process, potential sources for feedstock and other related background materials.