On June 30th, British Prime Minister Tony Blair went from a visit to a children's hospice to the official opening of the £45 million Teesside 1, the first biodiesel
production plant operated by Biofuels Corporation PLC
. Teesside also the largest biodiesel plant in the UK and, according to the company, has the "capacity to provide a quarter of the UK's Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation 2010 target for diesel
." The plant was in operation before the official opening, and the Biofuels Corporation Board said they expected the plant to "have achieved a production run-rate of 58% of its 250,000 tonnes per annum nameplate capacity."
[Source: Biofuels Corporation]