SeQuential has completed its Salem facility expansion and has increased its production capabilities by 30%.
The upgrade to its biodiesel plant enables the production of 12 million gallons of low carbon biodiesel annually. The recently completed expansion resulted in a new month production record of just over one million gallons in August, with ongoing production expected to continue at this rate. Upgrades made during the expansion also included additional storage and improved fuel blending and loading systems.
Tyson Keever, COO, says: ‘Local demand for low carbon fuel has risen steadily over the past several years, thanks in part to the state’s commitment to carbon reduction. We expect that trend to continue and we wanted to be sure we’re prepared to meet it.’
The company recently expanded its cooking oil collection and recycling service territory. It now collects cooking oil from nearly 20,000 customers across Oregon, Washington and California. Cooking oil collected in the Pacific Northwest is used to make biodiesel at the SeQuential facility in Salem, while cooking oil collected in California feeds the Crimson Renewable Energy biodiesel plant in Bakersfield, California.