Second Major Biodiesel Plant Targeted for Washington
23 May 2006
Chemical Consortium Holdings (ChemCon) has entered into an option agreement with the Port of Walla Walla, Washington to lease approximately 15 acres to construct a 200,000-ton (approximately 60 million gallons) per year biodiesel production facility.
This would mark the second major biodiesel plant to be located in the state of Washington—Imperium Renewables, the parent company of Seattle Biodiesel, recently announced that it will build a 100-million gallon per year biodiesel plant in Grays Harbor County, Washington. (Earlier post.)
This location is the best fit for our corporate strategy. It will allow transportation from sea, rail and truck. It also provides close proximity to the fuel terminals in Seattle and Portland. The site will also be strategically located to take advantage of the growth of Canola in the State of Washington.
Canola is the best feedstock for this type of facility, but farmers need a financially secure partner to grow for or their risk is too high. This facility will provide that capability and enable the farming community to build a new revenue stream.—Dr. J. Greig, CEO of Chemical Consortium Holdings
Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of the state.
The plant will be constructed by JH Kelly under contract from Lurgi, PSI, a subsidiary of the GEA Group out of Essen, Germany. ChemCon recently transitioned from the pulp and paper chemical industry into the alternative energy and synthetic fuels industry.
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