With increasing demand for biofuels Chemoprojekt has been focused in this field, especially on FAME (Fatty Acids Methyl Esters) in last 5 years.
In 2006 Chemoprojekt and DeSmet Ballestra concluded a licence and know-how agrement enabling Chemoprojekt to design and construct biodiesel units on the basis of the modern DeSmet Balleestra technology.
Chemoprojekt executed 2 turn-key projects in cooperation with DeSmet Ballestra, the capacity of both unit is 100 kt/year FAME. 3rd biodiesel unit will be put into operation in May 2009. The total capacity of the unit sis 300 kt/year FAME, 3rd unit includes also extraction and pressing plant having capacity 400 kt of the seed / year.
Currently Chemoprojekt aims its activities to biofuels of 2nd generation. It is possible to produce biofuels of 2nd generation from wood, agriculture and forest waste, or from municipal waste. Chemoprojekt has been preparing pilot Biomass gasification power plant in Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic on basis of licence of Austrian company Repotec GmbH. Raw material is wood chip.
In November 2008 Chemoprojekt and Biorafinera SK signed agreement about cooperation in the field of biofuels. All business, design, research and development activities of Biorafineria SK, a.s. will continue under mutual exclusive cooperation with Chemoprojekt.