Bioenergy

Encore BioRenewables Reveals Launch Plans

Tellurian Biodiesel has entered into a joint venture with Golden State Foods (GSF) to recycle used cooking oil for biodiesel production. The new venture, Encore BioRenewables, plans to launch its first biodiesel production facility in Southern California in early 2009. The company plans to open additional processing plants throughout the U.S. as the market develops for their product.

The biodiesel produced will be sold to trucking companies, municipal fleets and to GSF to fuel its distribution fleet, which services customers in the quick-service restaurant industry. Encore BioRenewable’s first plant will begin production at a rate of five million gallons of biodiesel annually. According to the company the facility’s output will be expanded as American demand for renewable biodiesel continues to increase with the country’s accelerated transition off of foreign oil.

“With this progressive venture, Golden State Foods is taking a leadership role in the widespread adoption of sustainable biodiesel, a cleaner, domestic, renewable fuel ready to help keep America’s trucking industry rolling,” said Joe Gershen, President of Encore BioRenewables and Tellurian’s VP of sales and marketing. “We look forward to working with our new partner to introduce this innovative biodiesel initiative to the American marketplace.”