Pennsylvania plant gets $2.3 million for biodiesel

| 9/21/2006

A former Pennzoil refinery in Rouseville, PA, will soon be converted into a biodiesel plant, thanks to a government grant announced this week.

Enviro-Biodiesel is contracted to produce 46 million gallons of biodiesel per year at the plant, which will be converted by Allegheny-Clarion Valley Development Corp.

Sen. Mary Jo White, R-PA, announced that a total of $2.3 million in state funds – $1.78 million in grants and a $594,000 loan – will make the $25 million conversion project a reality.

The plant could be producing biofuel from soy products as soon as summer 2007, following the upgrade that includes wastewater management.