Minnesota Soybean Processors (MNSP) is a membership cooperative that owns and operates a soybean crush facility and biodiesel operation. They provide the latest soybean processing technologies and a high quality renewable fuel source.
EAD performed engineering, project management, controls and automation services for a 30-million-gallons-per-year addition to an existing soybean oil extraction facility located in Brewster, MN.
This plant was co-located next to an existing 70-million-gallons-per-year soybean oil extraction facility. In conjunction with this project, EAD also designed a 60-million-gallons-per-year refined and bleached oil plant to produce feedstock for the biodiesel plant and RB oil as a commercial product.
The project was driven by speed to market which required a fast-tracked schedule. Additionally, since MNSP broke ground in the winter months, the weather presented scheduling challenges that EAD overcame through communication and flexibility.
This project marks the first large-volume biodiesel producer in the United States, and established EAD as a pioneer in the biodiesel fuel industry. EAD continues to serve MNSP with engineering services, HAZOP revalidations, maintenance management services, troubleshooting and as a PSM consultant.