New Haven, Connecticut to Get Waste Oil Biodiesel Plant


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One way to get around many of the problems attributed to biofuel production (land use changes, effect on food prices, etc) is by using waste vegetable oil to produce biodiesel. Now it looks like New Haven, Connecticut will be getting its own waste oil biodiesel refinery: Guilford-based Greenleaf Biofuels has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the State of Connecticut to assist in the project, expected to be completed in early 2010:The plant will be built on the New haven harbor and will have a capacity of 6.7 million gallons of biodiesel per year, using "recycled waste materials, such as used cooking oil. When fully operational, the plant will produce non-fossil, environmentally friendly heating oil and transportation fuels..." Mass High Tech reports.

The grant was made by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and will be administered through the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. Smaller grants were also given to other biofuels producers in the state.

via: Mass High Tech
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