New biodiesel facility opens in Texas
GreenHunter Energy, Inc. announced the grand opening
of its state-of-the-art Renewable Fuels Campus as well as the commencement
of commercial operations of the company’s new biodiesel refinery located
in Houston, Texas.
GreenHunter Energy’s Renewable Fuels Campus is a zero
emissions facility composed of four predominate assets: a 105 million
gallon per year biodiesel refinery, a 700,000 barrel bulk liquid terminal
operation, a 200 million pound per year glycerin distillation system,
and a 45,000 barrel-per-month methanol distillation tower. The biodiesel
refinery is the largest in the United States and is “feedstock agnostic”,
meaning that it can use 100% animal fats, 100% vegetable oils, or any
blend of the two interchangeably. The finished product is one of the
higher quality biodiesels, sometimes called “water-white” biodiesel.