Approximately $36 million in new contracts will help a biodiesel plant
in Arkansas increase its production by more than four times.
Greenline Industries of San Rafael, CA, and Agri Process Innovations of
Stuttgart, AR, have partnered to form Greenline Fabrications to increase
biodiesel production at Patriot Bio-Fuels from 3 million gallons per year to 13
million gallons per year, the Arkansas Democrat
Greenline contracted with truck stops, trucking companies, agricultural
interests, petroleum refiners and dealers to take advantage of a federal tax
credit of $1 per gallon for biodiesel blends.
Arkansas has two biodiesel plants. The other is Eastman
Chemical Co. in Batesville, with a production of 6 million gallons per year and
a contract to increase that number to 12 million.
The National Biodiesel Board reported that the U.S. has at least 65 commercial biodiesel plants in 30 states – with more on the way – producing 395
million gallons per year of biodiesel.