Blendstar, LLC has announced the launch of a biofuel transload terminal to distribute ethanol and biodiesel in Bossier City, Louisiana, a suburb of Shreveport. The facility is expected to open late this month with capacity to serve the local market as well as future growth related to increased demand as a result of higher blends of biofuels in the U.S. fuel supply.
According to the Blendstar press release, fuel distributors in Northern Louisiana, Southern Arkansas and Eastern Texas will be able to obtain high-quality ethanol and biodiesel at the terminal, located on 4800 Viking Drive, Bossier City, LA. The Bossier City facility will be a common stock terminal with direct rail access via the Kansas City Southern Railroad and will offer rail to truck offload services, as well as customized services dependent on customer needs.
“We are committed to providing the most cost-effective access to biofuels to our customers so they in turn meet the demands of their customers,” said Matt Griswold, president of Blendstar, LLC. “With Bossier City and other strategic terminal locations across the Southern U.S., Blendstar is able to extend our ethanol and biodiesel offerings to improve blending efficiencies in numerous markets.”
With the addition of the Bossier City terminal, Blendstar will soon operate nine biofuel terminals in seven states. The Bossier City terminal will be open 24 hours, 7 days a week.