Yet another community project developed by Co-op Power
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.
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