The Port of St. Helens (Ore.) Commission is considering a $1.1 billion renewable diesel plant that would produce 516 million gallons of renewable diesel every year, the most of any renewable fuel plant in the world, TDN reported.
The plant would use feedstocks such as used cooking oil, animal fat, and plant oils.
The Chief reported that 90% of production is expected to go to California, with the rest being sold to Canada and around the Pacific Northwest. Numerous public fleets in California and the Pacific Northwest, as well as New York City, are using renewable diesel in their vehicles.
If approved, construction would begin in 2019, with full operations beginning in 2021.