Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
June 2006
Thinking of Producing Biodiesel?

Biodiesel production involves materials that are flammable, combustible and toxic. Safe storage and handling of these materials is essential from a fire safety and human health aspect.

Picture of biodiesel equipmentBuilding and storage tank design are required to meet specific code requirements that generally require a pre-construction plan approval. Even if the building is an existing one and meets code, requirements for the storage and handling of flammable or combustible liquids, the tank system must have a plan approval when installed or prior to the conversion to biodiesel production.

Anyone having questions relating to tank system requirements may contact Sheldon Schall at sschall@commerce.state.wi.us or 608.266.0956.

-- Sheldon Schall

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Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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