Northeast Biodiesel

Local biodiesel production using recycled cooking oil

A community-based business developed by  Co-op Power


A win for our community, a win for the environment, a win for our local economy. 

Northeast Biodiesel, LLC is a biofuel manufacturing plant committed to producing high quality renewable fuel in a sustainable way. Its majority owner, Co-op Power, is a sustainable energy cooperative owned by consumers in New England and New York, primarily in Massachusetts. 

Biodiesel is the only fuel alternative to fossil fuels for moving school buses, trucks and tractors. It can be used easily in any diesel engine or oil heat system without modification. It can be blended with regular diesel, but many diesel systems can use 100% biodiesel!  It runs cleaner than petroleum diesel fuel and, with our recycled oil feedstock, it has a lifecycle greenhouse gas emission profile showing an 86% reduction over diesel and gasoline emissions (as per page 476 of this EPA report).

Northeast Biodiesel will produce 1.75 million gallons of recycled vegetable oil biodiesel with an expansion to 3.5 million within a year. We're an engine for local economic development across the Northeast.  We are investing $3.5 million in the facility and we will hire 14 staff to operate the plant. Indirect jobs supported by the plant will include construction and facility maintenance, people picking up recycled oil from local restaurants, biofuel blended home heating oil delivery, and trucking to bring in our recycled oil and other raw materials and to distribute our finished product.
  • Special Message from CEO Lynn Benander I have some great news to share!  We have been notified that the building permit for completing construction of Northeast Biodiesel has been awarded. We will begin final construction soon ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2014, 9:04 AM by Administrator Account
  • Northeast Biodiesel plant in Greenfield gets state grant, construction expected this summer By RICHIE DAVIS Recorder Staff Tuesday, June 24, 2014 GREENFIELD — The Northeast Biodiesel Diesel plant has gotten a major boost toward becoming a reality with a $540,000 grant ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2014, 8:00 AM by Administrator Account
  • Northeast Biodiesel Cookout! Come to a cookout at our biodiesel plant. We'll share info on the biodiesel buying group, our heating oil and propane buying groups and on how we can launch ...
    Posted Jun 12, 2013, 11:45 AM by Administrator Account
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