US company receives multi-million dollar grant to expand biodiesel operations

California-based biodiesel company Community Fuels was awarded a $4.9 million (€3.5 million) grant from the California Energy Commission for the expansion of its biorefinery at the Port of Stockton.

The grant was funded through California's Alternative and Renewable Fuel Vehicle Technology Programme, designed to provide funding for the development of commercial-scale, California-based biofuels production facilities that can sustainably produce at least 15 MMgy of low carbon transportation fuels.

Community Fuels is a trading name of American Biodiesel. Its biorefinery at the Port of Stockton has been in operation since 2008 and, according to the company, is one of the largest continuously operating advanced biorefineries in the Western US.

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