Iowa to Get Second Biodiesel Plant

John Davis

TechnochemThe opening of Iowa’s first biodiesel plant is set for this April in Newton, and now a second one will be built in Huxley. According to the Des Moines Register, a $15.4 million dollar facility, will be built by Ames-based Technochem.

The plant, which will employ 51 people, is expected to produce about 5 million gallons of biodiesel annually, and it will be involved in glycerine purification and vegetable oil processing, said Wade Greiman, an engineer for Snyder and Associates Inc., which is assisting city officials in Huxley.

In addition, the plant will perform research and development work, and it will manufacture biodiesel equipment, officials said.

Here’s the Register’s full article