June 3, 08
America’s Largest: 105 Million Gallon Biorefinery Opens In Texas

GreenHunter Energy has opened the single largest biodiesel refinery to date in the U.S. at the Houston Ship Channel. Texas Governor Rick Perry, GreenHunter CEO Gary Evans and other state and federal officials will be on hand at the facility's grand opening.

The facility will produce 105 million gallons of high grade B100 biodiesel per year. The converted waste-oil refinery will give GreenHunter's Renewable Fuels Campus deepwater access and the ability to transport products via barge, rail and truck.

Biodiesel generators at the site will provide enough electricity for GreenHunter to sell unneeded renewable power back to the grid. GreenHunter's campus also includes basic terminal operations and 700,000 barrels of storage capacity.

By producing biodiesel from multiple feedstocks, including non-edible sources such as tallow and jatropha, GreenHunter officials hope to offer practical solutions to the ongoing "food versus fuels" debate.