Texas Town to Get Biodiesel Plant

txA 9-million-gallon-a-year biodiesel plant will soon be coming to Temple, Texas. This article from the Killeen (TX) Daily Herald says Thomas Biodiesel LLC will build the the $30 million refinery that will employ 30 full-time workers.

Thomas will manufacture biodiesel from waste cooking oils and other sources at the Temple plant. It is projected to generate 9 million gallons of biodiesel per year.

“With a design capacity of 9 million gallons per year of biodiesel, we are positioned to serve customers in this local market as well as the larger metroplex areas of Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio,” Thomas CEO Bill Burden said. “We are providing green jobs, and we are excited to partner with other progressive companies doing business here.”

The building permit still needs final approval from the Temple City Council.

2 thoughts on “Texas Town to Get Biodiesel Plant

  1. Imagine what our country could do if we opened the transportation fuels market and provided alternative fuels with the real support it deserves. Jobs growth, lower prices at the pump, concrete and steel in the ground creating additional property taxes for area education, reduced dependence for our nation on foreign oil and competition for large oil companies. Hat’s off to Bill Burden and his team. Next thing you know he’ll want to add another location.

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