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Biodiesel= National Security, Sustainable Energy and Jobs

Biodiesel of Las Vegas
Posted January 24 2012 08:05 PM by jason.thompson 
Filed under: Diesel Engines, Biodiesel/alternative fuel


 I toured the Biodiesel of Las Vegas facility today and it was very impressive. It looks like the foundation is set for creating fuel that will deliver national security, energy forever, and lots of jobs (the job foreman told me this plant provided at least 70 jobs). It looks like I won't be able to attend the 2012 National Biodiesel Conference but Don Scott of the National Biodiesel Board scheduled a phone interview for me with Retired Vice Admiral Dennis McGuinn, President of the American Council on Renewable Energy. 

 Las Vegas

 Biodiesel Magazine said this about the plant:

"In Nevada, Biodiesel of Las Vegas has resurrected its 4 MMgy production facility outside of Las Vegas. The plant, which operated from 2004 through 2008, had closed due to the economic downturn. (Diesel Power Note: it actually closed to build this plant.) Today, BLV, a subsidiary of parent company New-Com Inc., has reinvested $65 million in equipment and infrastructure upgrades in order to operate more efficiently and economically heading into 2012, according to Ryan Geurts, marketing specialist for BLV.
The plant has its own rail yard for efficient delivery of inbound and outbound product and the company plans to incrementally increase production capacity to 15 MMgy by the end of next year, Geurts says, adding that the company has already taken pre-sell orders for biodiesel and negotiations with high-profile strategic partners are also in the works."

The last picture shows the water treatment system which is able to significantly reduce the amount of water needed for production. There were heat and flash sensing cameras that would trigger a foam and water deluge so I refrained from flash photography.

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