Delaware Builds Large Biodiesel Facility

October 01, 2004

The first facility in the Delaware region to manufacture fuel from soybeans broke ground in Clayton, Delaware, on September 20. The facility will have the capacity to manufacture 5 million gallons of biodiesel per year. (Biodiesel is currently available commercially in four public fueling stations in Delaware.) Delaware's soybean industry lauded the new plant, which emerged from the Delaware Energy Task Force and the Biodiesel Working Group, created by executive order of Governor Ruth Ann Minner. See the Delaware Department of Agriculture's press release.