World Energy shutters ethanol plants in three states following hardship waiver decision : Biofuels Digest

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In Massachusetts, World Energy, one of the largest and longest-serving low-carbon fuel suppliers in North America, announced that due to the August 9, 2019 decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant 31 small refinery waivers from the nation’s renewable fuel standard to oil companies, the company will immediately cease production and furlough employees at its Rome, Ga., Natchez, Miss., and Harrisburg, Pa. facilities.

World Energy will maintain essential staffing at these facilities to support maintenance and safety operations to keep the plants in a warm shutdown mode pending improved market conditions.

The closures will impact more than 100 workers across the three locations and will also impact farmers, suppliers, distributors, and other workers in related industries and communities.

Operations will continue as normal at World Energy’s refineries in Hamilton, Ontario, Houston, Texas, and Paramount, Calif. and at its offices in Boston, Mass. and Burlington, Ontario.

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