Sanimax Building Capacity at Wisconsin Biodiesel Plant

John Davis

sanimaxRenderer-turned-biodiesel-maker Sanimax increases capacity at its 20 MMgy biodiesel refinery in DeForest, Wisconsin… although the company won’t say by how much. This Biodiesel Magazine article says Apache Stainless Equipment Corp. will provide the stainless steel tanks:

Apache supported Sanimax’s need for increased capacity by supplying an atmospheric stainless tank and three pressure vessels within the past month. Sanimax would not disclose how much additional production capacity the DeForest plant was installing.

The most recent tank supplied by Apache was used for fuel storage. The tank was constructed from stainless steel with exterior insulation and aluminum cladding. The tank increased storage capacity for Sanimax by 30,000 gallons. The 132-inch diameter, 45 ft. high and 19,000 lb. atmospheric tank was API 650 rated. Apache provided in-house insulation and aluminum cladding of the tank and was shipped via Apache truck.

Apache is known in the biofuel industry for supplying many types of specialized tanks.