Imperium Renewables restarts Grays Harbor biodiesel refinery

10 March 2010 15:22  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--US biodiesel major Imperium Renewables has restarted its refinery after repairing damage caused by an explosion late last year, the company said on Wednesday.

Imperium said it restarted its 100m gal/year Grays Harbor plant in Washington, one of the largest in the US, and recently received the first of 40 railcars that are expected to supply it with millions of gallons of vegetable oil from canola for refining.   

The company closed the plant after a glycerine tank exploded in December.

“We are thrilled to be producing again,” said Imperium CEO John Plaza in a statement.

“We have replaced the damaged equipment and redesigned the glycerine neutralisation system to ensure such a rupture won't happen again,” he added.

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