New biodiesel plant opens

The Renewable Energy Group (REG) announced that production of biodiesel at Western Dubuque Biodiesel is now under way. The new facility, which is located near Farley, IA

The Renewable Energy Group (REG) announced that production of biodiesel at Western Dubuque Biodiesel is now under way. The new facility, which is located near Farley, IA, is has a production capacity of 30-million gallons of “high-quality” biodiesel annually.

This brings to 13 the number of Iowa-based biodiesel plants, which together produce more than 258-million gallons a year.

The fuel will be made from soybeans and other vegetables. A bushel of soybeans yields about 1.4 gallons of biodiesel fuel, according to the Iowa Soybean Assn.

REG is a full-service biodiesel company that builds and manages biodiesel plants.

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