NEXT Renewable Fuels selects 94 acres for green diesel facility : Biofuels Digest


In Oregon, NEXT Renewable Fuels selected 94 acres to lease from the Port of Columbia County for development of the company’s Advanced Green Diesel production facility. This 94-acre parcel, which is currently being rezoned, is adjacent to the 25-acre parcel NEXT recently purchased from the Teevin Bros, providing a contiguous 119-acre site where NEXT will develop a facility to produce up to 37,500 barrels per day of Advanced Green Diesel.

“We are encouraged in this latest step to bring a renewable, environmentally friendly energy product to the Port District. This commodity is the logical way forward in weaning ourselves off greenhouse-producing fossil fuels while maintaining the level of energy output we are all accustomed to,” said Doug Hayes, executive director of the Port of Columbia County.

The planned Advanced Green Diesel production facility is projected to create more than 200 full-time, family-wage jobs, generate more than $12 million a year in local property tax revenues, and pay more than $5.5 million Port fees. NEXT recently signed an MOU with the Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council and the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters for construction of the NEXT Facility, an anticipated $1.1 billion investment.


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