Thursday, April 17
590 West Park Road
Redwood Falls, MN



Lurgi/Air Liquide Biodiesel Process Skid, Transesterification unit proven capable of exceeding 3.2 Million gallons per year, multiple feedstock capability. Ready to ship and install!

Bidding Ends Thursday, April 17 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

Proven to produce ASTM-6751-10 quality product
Primary Feedstock: soybean oil, animal fats
Methyl-ester drying
Glycerin water pretreatment, glycerin water evaporation, glycerin storage tank
Methanol recovery tower, water chiller unit for methanol recovery tower, new in 2010
Tanks for methanol and insulated load-out tank for finished product
Complete motor control center

System was operated with water wash system, using steam condensate from the methanol recovery and ME dehydration system. The unit has passed EPA requirements for proof of capability for RFS-2, documentation for new owner will be provided. System includes all schematics, owner’s manuals, documentation for BQ-9000 program, training program on biodiesel, and documentation for RFS-2 audit/compliance. Surplus lab equipment will also be provided to the new owner. The main process skid is 13' x 40' and can be taken down to 13.5' for transport on a flatbed truck.


The 3.2 million gallon per year biodiesel equipment package is surplus to the ongoing operations of FUMPA BioFuels (Farmers Union Marketing and Processing Association), a 75 year old farmer owned co-op, located in Redwood Falls, MN. FUMPA BioFuels was Minnesota’s first commercial-scale biodiesel plant, which started producing renewable fuels in 2004. Minnesota was the first state to require the use of biofuels, and FUMPA was the first refinery to meet that mandate. Lurgi PSI Inc, was the designer and builder of the plant. FUMPA BioFuels has received many awards for their innovation in the Midwest biofuels market.

Equipment Highlights Include:
LURGI 3.2MGY Biodiesel Process Skid
BALTIMORE AIRCOIL-Cooling Tower Unit, Manufactured 2010
Glycerin Tank and Associated Filter Skid with Controls and Water Treatment Tank
Chemical Pumps with Associated Piping
PALMER 10,000 Gallon Methanol Storage Tank, Manufactured in 2004 with 5HP EMERSON Electric Motor and GOULDS Unified Pump
PALMER 15,000 Gallon Methylester Storage Tank Manufactured in 2004, with 5PH EMERSON Electric Motor and GOULDS Unified Pump
ALLEN BRADLEY Centerline, Intellicenter Motor Control Centers (11 total)
Computer Control/ Monitoring Equipment and Related Software/Hardware
SILENT KNIGHT Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression System: Including SILENT KNIGHT Model SK-5208 Control Communicator and Associated Sensors/Vales/Tanks/Fittings
Miscellaneous Lab Equipment, Associated Manuals/Drawings Provided by LURGI/Other Vendors

Further documentation for some of the equipment is available with a signed Non-Reliance.

Wednesday, April 2 • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wednesday, April 16 • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Other Times by Appointment

The equipment must be removed within 90 days of the auction or by July 16, 2014. Buyers are allowed to use the rigging company of their choosing, provided the vendor can supply adequate liability and insurance documentation to the warehouse operator and seller. All removal/loading costs are the responsibility of the buyer. Buyers are required to submit a rigging plan within 7 days of auction. Buyer will be required to remove all items, items not removed will be subject to storage/removal/disposal costs for which the buyer will be billed.

Payment Information

13% Buyer Premium. Sales tax may apply; Buyers with exemption status must document this AT OR BEFORE REGISTRATION. All funds due and payable on day of sale via cash or wire transfer (posting within 24 hours). No equipment can be removed from the site without full payment. Removal, packaging, and transportation costs and returning building to pre-removal condition are the responsibility of buyer.

Full Terms

Equipment is selling AS-IS WHERE IS WITH NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. Buyers are urged to inspect equipment prior to purchase. Seller and Auctioneer are not responsible for items.

All items require a rigging commitment within 7 days. All equipment must be removed within 90 days. All buyers are responsible to make removal and rigging arrangements; removal, packaging and transportation costs are the responsibility of buyer.

In all transactions, Maas Companies Inc is acting as an Agent for the Seller. All information received from reliable sources believed to be correct but not guaranteed by the Auction Company. All sales final. Subject to Prior Sale. Equipment selling subject to owner confirmation. Any announcement made during the auction takes precedence over any material published about this event. In the event of a dispute, Auctioneer has final decision.