Ryze Renewables has announced that construction is now under way for two renewable diesel production facilities in Nevada.
Once operational, the plants will manufacture high-cetane renewable diesel fuel from agricultural oils and animal fats by using a patented hydrogenation technology that is more efficient than current conversion processes, claims Ryze.
When completed, the two facilities are expected to produce a combined 11,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel fuel for Western U.S. and Canadian markets.
“We are excited to be building the next generation of renewable fuel plants,” states Matt Pearson, Ryze Renewables’ managing director. “The output of these facilities will help businesses and motorists achieve the ever-increasing demand for renewable fuels on the West Coast.”
Ryze Renewables has partnered with Phillips 66, an energy manufacturing and logistics company. Through a long-term supply and off-take agreement, Phillips 66 will supply both plants with feedstock and move 100% of the renewable product from the plants to customers in West Coast markets.
“These innovative Nevada plants are strategically located to provide our Western customers with an efficient, reliable source of renewable diesel fuels,” notes Brian Mandell, senior vice president of marketing and commercial at Phillips 66.
The first plant in Reno is expected to come online in mid-2019, while the second facility in Las Vegas will become operational starting in early 2020. Construction of the two plants is expected to create more than 750 construction jobs and, once completed, will add more than 140 full-time positions.