FCC Environmental Expects 2nd Quarter 2014 Groundbreaking for Used Oil Recycling Facility
Friday, November 22, 2013
Posted by: Michele Choi
Press Release from NORA Member FCC Environmental.
HOUSTON, TX (October 27, 2013) – FCC Environmental, a recognized leading service provider of waste oil collection and processing, has announced that it is on track to break ground on its Baltimore-based used motor oil recycling facility in the second quarter of 2014, according to Ken Cherry, executive vice president and general manager.
The Baltimore recycling facility is expected to process approximately 40 million gallons of used motor oil annually. The $50 million state-of-the-art facility will be located on an under-utilized brownfield site in the City of Baltimore.
The Maryland Department of the Environment recently issued the facility an air permit to construct. The Company plans to start construction in the first months of 2014 and commence operations in the second quarter of 2015.
"The environmental systems associated with the recycling facility will be comprised of the best technology available, as one would expect, to control the air emissions" said Cherry "We believe these emission controls will become the model for future similar plants.”
The technology to be utilized will include dehydration, distillation, thin film evaporation, hydro treatment and fractionation.
The Group II and II+ base oil produced at the Baltimore location will be sold and transported off-site via trucks and rail to be processed into passenger car motor oils, heavy duty diesel engine oils, transmission fluids and other lubricating products that meet or exceed industry standards and specifications. The finished product will be returned to its original state, once the additive packages are blended offsite, for use as crankcase oil for both automotive and truck use, enhancing the sustainability aspect of FCC Environmental’s existing used oil collection efforts.
About FCC Environmental
FCC Environmental, LLC provides recycling services for the automotive, commercial and industrial sectors of the U.S. economy. Its service offerings include used oil collection and processing, collection and recycling of used oil filters and antifreeze. Headquartered in Houston, FCC Environmental has maintained a regional office and operation in Baltimore since 1950. It has 37 branches and terminals throughout an 18 state operation, serving over 30,000 customer locations. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC), one of the world’s largest environmental service providers with headquarters in Madrid, Spain. FCC has more than 90,000 employees operating in over 50 countries, for more information, visit www.FCCenvironmental.com.