French engineering and construction firm Air Liquide has signed an agreement with agribusiness giant Cargill for the construction of a new biodiesel plant in Kansas, USA.

The state-of-the-art plant, to be located in the city of Wichita, would have a production capacity of 278M litres/year, Gasworld reported on 24 November 2017.

The agreement marks a further step in the collaboration between the two companies. Air Liquide has already built six biodiesel plants for Cargill worldwide.

Air Liquide said its Lurgi biodiesel technology provided a complete oleochemical production chain, with a wide range of plant options designed to maximise efficiency, improve product quality and minimise operating costs and environmental footprint.