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Workers injured after fire at idled biofuel refinery

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A fire and an explosion occurred at an idled biofuel refinery in Canada last week.
The emergency happened at the Braya Renewable Fuels refinery, previously known as Come by Chance, which has not been in operation for more than a year.
The incident on September 2 at the facility in Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador province injured eight people before the blaze was contained.
All eight people went to hospital, some with serious injuries, said Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesperson Corporal Jolene Garland. All other employees have been accounted for, Reuters reported.
Private equity firm Cresta Fund Management, which owns a controlling stake, is converting the refinery to produce sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel, but it was not yet producing fuel at the time of the explosion.
The investigation into the cause of the blast was continuing.
Braya Renewable Fuels said the incident occurred in the afternoon and that emergency personnel were on scene, but did not provide further details.






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