Biodiesel industry having a record year


Despite uncertainty over whether federal tax credits will be renewed,  the national biodiesel industry is having a record year.

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Despite uncertainty over whether federal tax credits will be renewed,  the national biodiesel industry is having a record year.

Now, only two biodiesel plants are operating in Oregon — SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel and Beaver Biodiesel — according to the state’s Department of Agriculture. More than three years ago, there were about six biodiesel plants in the works or operating in the state, according to the agency.

Operators of the state’s remaining biodiesel plants say they’ve continued to grow and they’re capable of producing more renewable fuel. The largest producer of biodiesel in the state, SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel in Salem, recently sold its 10 millionth gallon of biodiesel since 2008 — something the company calls a milestone.

“Our plant is reaching new heights every month, and we’re going to keep pushing forward,” said Tyson Keever, general manager of SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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