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Renewable Energy Group (REG) has formally opened its latest biomass-based diesel refinery REG Grays Harbor, Washington, US.

REG leaders were joined by state and local business, government, and community leaders for a ceremony marking the transition to REG’s ownership of the former Imperium Grays Harbor 100 million gallon nameplate capacity biodiesel production and terminal facility.

Daniel J. Oh, president and CEO of REG, noted at the event that the plant, employing 39 full-time employees, is the company’s 11th and now largest, biorefinery and its first west coast production facility.

‘The transition has been seamless thanks to the dedicated employees here and to other teams within our company,’ Oh said.

Dru Garson, CEO of Greater Grays Harbor, said the opening of the plant start a new chapter for biodiesel production at the site.

‘We’re excited by the prospects of having REG as a community partner, as their track record of operating plants and re-investing in the community is impressive,’ Garson said.

In addition to its production capacity, REG Grays Harbor has 18 million gallons of on-site storage and a terminal that can accommodate feedstock intake and fuel shipments by truck, rail and, deep-water vessel.

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