Vega Biofuels working with Hunt, Guillot & Associates on design, construction, implementation of its biocoal manufacturing plant in Cordele, Georgia; when HGA completes feasibility study, it will provide preliminary plant drawings
August 8, 2011
– VEGA BIOFUELS, INC. (Pink Sheets: VGPR) provides the following update for the Company's Bio-Coal plant to be located in Cordele, Georgia.
The Company recently announced that it had entered into an Agreement with engineering firm, Hunt, Guillot & Associates (HGA). As announced, HGA will provide various services to Vega including plant design, project management, equipment installation, and engineering services.
"We are currently working with HGA on the design, construction, and implementation of the manufacturing facility," stated Michael K. Molen, Chairman/CEO of Vega Biofuels, Inc. "Now that HGA is fully engaged, and once they complete the feasibility study, they will provide us with preliminary plant drawings that among other things, will lay out the plot, motor list, and topo maps for the project. We look forward to completing this process so we can begin the installation and construction of the plant. We have received tremendous support from the local area. We will have more information about the project as we move forward."
HGA's engineers have extensive industrial experience in a variety of fields including chemical process engineering, mechanical engineering, piping design electrical engineering, instrumentation, control system integration, civil engineering, and structural design. In addition to engineering services, HGA will assist Vega with staffing the South Georgia facility.
When completed, the Company's manufacturing plant will produce green energy bio-coal for use in existing coal fired power plants around the world.
Bio-coal is made from a process called "torrefaction". Torrefaction is a partial carbonization process that takes place at temperatures between 475 - 575 degrees in a low temperature environment which makes the physical and energetic properties of the biomass much more comparable to traditional coal. The biomass is then compressed into briquettes to be sold to the end user. Torrefaction has the added benefit of reducing or eliminating undesirable volatiles, such as nitrous oxides and sulfur dioxides and is considered carbon neutral to the environment.
Hunt, Guillot & Associates, LLC (HGA) is a multi-disciplined project management and engineering services company providing cost-effective projects and services to a wide range of industrial, commercial, public, and private customers.
Since the company's founding in 1997 to serve the forest products industry, HGA has grown to a staff of over 200 multi-disciplined engineers and project managers, and has provided its customers with project management and engineering services in over 23 US states and two Canadian provinces. HGA has significant experience with a variety of projects ranging from upgrading existing plants to designing grass-roots facilities with budgets of over $250MM in total installed cost. HGA is now involved in several major industries including natural gas, refineries, wood products, bio-fuels, specialty chemicals, public works, commercial and private development, and pulp and paper.
HGA's principal personnel are engineers with extensive industrial experience. Many have over 30 years of experience in a variety of fields including chemical process engineering, mechanical engineering, piping design, electrical engineering, instrumentation, control system integration, civil engineering, and structural design. HGA associates include engineers with professional registration in all major disciplines and multiple states.
For more information about Vega: www.vegabiofuels.com
For more information about HGA: www.hga-llc.com