This is Panda’s second such announcement this year. In May, it revealed plans for a similar plant in Hereford, Texas. (Earlier post.)
The $120 million facility will use corn as its ethanol feedstock.
To produce steam for operations, both the Yuma and Hereford facilities will utilize a renewable fuel technology that converts a billion pounds of cattle manure each year into biogas fuel. Each facility will save the equivalent of 1,000 barrels of oil per day, making these facilities the most energy efficient ethanol refineries in the United States, according to Panda.