Video: New DC Biodiesel Plant Described at Seminar
by Paul F. Walker, Ph.D, Director, Security and Sustainability, Global Green USA
The District of Columbia will soon have a biodiesel production plant in the coming year, a private effort to produce “the cleanest and greenest diesel fuel on the East Coast,” according to Wendell Jenkins, President and CEO of DC Biofuels. In the roundtable organized by the DC Environmental Network and Global Green USA, Jenkins, along with James Peeples and Christine McCoy, explained that over 20 million gallons of diesel fuel are currently used annually in local government vehicles. DC Biofuels will collect locally produced fats, oils, and grease — FOG or “non-traditional recyclables” — and process these as biodiesel fuel to supply 20-25 million gallons of cleaner biodiesel for buses, trucks, and vans in and around the District. Called B-20 — 20% biodiesel and 80% regular diesel, this fuel will be treated to greatly limit nitrogen oxide (NOX) pollution. They noted that the worst regions for ozone pollution in the US are Los Angeles and Houston/Galveston. This plant will be the first of ten or more which DC Biofuels will construct in the mid-Atlantic and southeast United States.
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