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Company planning major new diesel refinery in Nevada

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Company planning major new diesel refinery in Nevada
Vegas Renewable Diesel Inc. (VRD) is planning to build what it says will be the largest renewable diesel refinery in the western United States in Apex, Nevada. (Courtesy: VRD)

LAS VEGAS — Vegas Renewable Diesel Inc. (VRD) is planning to build what it says will be the largest renewable diesel refinery in the western United States in Apex, Nevada.

According to a news release, permitting is currently underway.

The company sways that capacity is targeted at 100 million gallons per month of renewable diesel.

“The primary feedstock to be processed by this new refinery will be used motor oil,” the news release stated.

“VRD’s patented refining process is flexible, such that other petrochemical wastes, seed oils, and animal fats may be mixed all together.”

VRD Founder and Inventor Timothy D. Wetzel has researched and experimented with renewable fuels for more than 30 years.

“After running his own fuels in his own truck for 845,000 miles, as well as testing in many more vehicles, he can confidently proclaim that, ‘It’s the best fuel on the planet,’” according to the news release.

 

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