Biorefinery New Biomass–Diesel Refinery Opens in North–Western USA
Biofeedstock specialist Renewable Energy Group (REG) opens its latest biomass-based diesel refinery in Grays Harbor, Washington, USA. The new plant ius one of the first of its kind on the US west coast.
Aberdeen/Washington, USA – REG leaders were joined by state and local business, government and community leaders for the ceremony marking the transition to REG’s ownership of the former Imperium Grays Harbor 100-million gallon nameplate capacity biodiesel production and terminal facility.
“REG Grays Harbor’s addition to REG is a significant milestone for our company,” said Daniel J. Oh, President and CEO, noting that the plant is the Company’s 11th, and now largest, biorefinery and its first west coast production facility. “The transition has been seamless thanks to the dedicated employees here and to other teams within our company.”
Large Storage and Transport Capabilities
Gary Haer, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, told the crowd that production at the Grays Harbor biorefinery will aid REG’s efforts to grow biodiesel sales along the west coast region. “We can now serve customers and expand sales of high quality fuel in Washington, Oregon, western Canada as well as increase sales throughout California to meet LCFS demand,” Haer said. “And with the multi-modal capabilities at the terminal and port, we increase our flexibility to fulfill orders via the use of truckload, rail car, or Panamax class tanker shipments.”
In addition to its production capacity, REG Grays Harbor has 18 million gallons of on-site storage and a terminal that can accommodate feedstock intake and fuel shipments by truck, rail and deep-water vessel. The plant employs 39 full-time employees.