Renewable Energy Group began production of biodiesel in it’s brand new Seabrook Texas plant yesterday. The plant which is located outside of Houston, is expected to be able to produce an estimated thirty-five million gallons of biodiesel in its first year of operation. Most of this biofuel will come from sources such as canola oil, soybean oil, and animal fat. Another interesting aspect is that the company announced plans that it expects to switch over and create biodiesel from algae, in the distant future.
The Seabrook plant is just one of nearly ten biodiesel plants owned or operated by Renewable Energy Group. With the addition of this new plant, Renewable Energy Group has the capability of creating over three-hundred million gallons of biodiesel a year. To put this number into perspective, this is about half of all the biodiesel produced domestically in the United States each year.