Tucson plant to open in March

By Ron Kotrba | January 19, 2010
Posted February 16, 2010

A new biodiesel plant, EDG Fuels, is opening March 13 in Tucson, Ariz. The facility, owned by Environmental Development Group, is scaled to produce up to 3 MMgy of biodiesel in its first year of production, with potential to expand to 6 MMgy the following year.

Feedstock for the biodiesel refinery will be used cooking oils collected from Tucson-area businesses through Enjoy Dining Green, a "coalition of concerned and environmentally-conscious people and restaurants united to practice environmentally sustainable recycling in the form of used cooking oil to biodiesel processing," EDG Fuels stated.

Enjoy Dining Green offers free collection containers and service, and members get discounts on combined service packages such as grease interceptor maintenance, facilities maintenance and plumbing.

EDG states on its Web site that the company anticipates demonstrating a distributive model for biodiesel production through strategic U.S. locations over the next five years.

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