NEXT Renewable Fuels secures land for biorefinery project at Port Westward
In the United States (US), NEXT Renewable Fuels Inc., (NEXT) has recently announced that it has agreed to purchase a 25‐acre land parcel at the Port of Columbia County’s Port Westward Industrial Park for its planned renewable diesel biorefinery in Oregon. The land is zoned industrial and was purchased from Teevin Bros, a local material handling and timber company.
NEXT Renewable Fuels is investing over US$1 billion in developing a renewable diesel biorefinery capable of producing 37 500 barrels per day (≈ 600 million US gallons or 2.27 billion litres per annum) from used cooking oil (UCO), animal tallow, and virgin vegetable oils. Scheduled to open in 2021, the company has engaged IAG as EPCM contractor and selected Honeywell UOP’s Ecofining technology.
Earlier this month, NEXT entered into a renewable diesel purchase and sales agreement with Shell Trading (US) Company.
We are extremely pleased to be working with the Teevin team on our renewable diesel project and happy to have secured the land that will allow us to start filing permits, said Lou Soumas, President of NEXT Renewable Fuels.