USA: Renewable Energy Production Addition of Biodiesel Distillation
Renewable Energy Group marked the completion of $ 34.5 million in upgrades and enhancements of its Danville biorefinery with a ceremony.
Danville/USA — The upgrades include the addition of biodiesel distillation and other manufacturing upgrades, which will allow the 45 million gallon (170.34 million liters) nameplate capacity biorefinery to use a wider array of lower carbon intensity feedstocks. The project also included logistical improvements such as an additional truck loadout, new warehouse and office space, and the acquisition and integration of approximately 13 million gallons of biofuel and feedstock storage from the neighboring Bunge facility, which will significantly improve year-round production and storage capabilities at Danville and within the company's logistics system. Additionally, REG acquired property surrounding the plant complex to increase its footprint.
REG acquired the Danville biorefinery in 2010 from Blackhawk Biofuels. It is one of the company’s 11 biomass-based diesel refineries across the U.S. that have a combined nameplate production capacity of 452 million gallons annually.