Washakie Renewable Energy expands biodiesel production capacity

By Ron Kotrba | December 03, 2014

Plymouth, Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy is doubling its biodiesel production capacity from 20 MMgy to 40 MMgy, plant manager Brian Starr told Biodiesel Magazine. The expansion project started in late November and is scheduled for completion in January.

Production at the plant is down currently while additional reactors, settling capacity and a water-wash column are being installed, said Starr, who added that in two to three months the plant will also have a new distillation column in place.

Starr said the expansion project at Washakie Renewable Energy is being done in-house. The company received $16,543 from the USDA’s Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which it will use to help pay for the expansion. “Every little bit helps,” Starr said. 


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