OH Biodiesel Plant Part of Advanced Biorefinery Projects

John Davis

Kapturbiodieselplant2An Ohio biodiesel plant is among those 19 projects that Michelle told you about yesterday that will share in $564 million in federal Recovery Act monies.

This press release from Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), whose district includes a biorefinery pilot project on the Health Science Campus at the University of Toledo, says that biorefinery will get nearly $20 million:

Federal funding for the project will total $19.9 million and will be derived from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, popularly known as the economic stimulus plan. “Our goal is to put our people to work in an industry that can help America break its dependence on imported petroleum,” Kaptur said.

“Advanced biofuels are critical to building a cleaner, more sustainable transportation system in the U.S.” said Secretary Chu. “These projects will help establish a domestic industry that will create jobs here at home and open new markets across rural America.”

The Toledo pilot plant will refine biodiesel—which Secretary Chu noted will be an end project that requires no additional processing in order to be used in diesel engines—out of agricultural and forest product residue.

The project is expected to create at least 100 jobs in the building of the biorefinery with the potential for more after that.

Biodiesel, Government