EAD designed and constructed a new storage facility for the existing biodiesel plant owned by St. Joseph, Missouri-based Northwest Missouri Biofuels. The company produces 15 million gallons of biodiesel per year using animal fat as the main feedstock.
The new storage facility included a total of 1.5 million gallons of finished product capacity, as well as hazardous chemical storage and load. EAD also had responsibility for the structural steel that was required for tank top access and utility racking.
EAD used its problem-solving acumen to address the project’s challenges, one of which was the subgrade conditions. To resolve this issue, we used Rammed Aggregate Piers to get out of the ground more quickly and put our concrete and tank-building teams to work toward successful completion.
The amount of elevated work in the running facility also presented unique opportunities for logistics and safety planning. EAD relied on our safety department for many procedures to accomplish these complex tasks safely.
Northwest Missouri Biofuels was pleased with the result.
“From beginning to end, EAD’s execution, communication, project and vendor management was excellent,” said Mark Vermeer with Progressive Energies.”