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.