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Indio, CA, United States, 2010/03/08 - Golden State Biofuel has selected the City of Indio in Riverside County for its first advanced biofuel refinery in California - GoldenStateBiofuel.com.
The Southern California location will serve metropolitan Los Angeles, the High Desert and Inland Empire, Orange County and San Diego. The scalable refinery will have an initial nameplate capacity of one million gallons annually.
Golden State Biofuel will utilize the Biodiesel Club model developed by the company to supply members with B99.9 biodiesel, in addition to supplying various biodiesel blends to commercial accounts and distributors. Biodiesel Club Membership is expected to open beginning in March with B99 prices expected to be competitive with petroleum diesel, starting around $3.25 per gallon.
In addition to producing high quality advanced biofuel from multiple feedstock sources, the Indio Refinery is also slated to include a state-of-the-art blending terminal and used cooking oil feedstock refinery. The Indio refinery will utilize proprietary refinery systems developed in-house at the company's Parker, Colorado Research and Development facility. The Indio refinery is currently in the permitting phase and expected to be operational by mid-year.
The Indio refinery is expected to generate a number of new-economy, green jobs. “We expect to initially hire about a dozen people in various positions at the Indio refinery and will be accepting applications and resumes online,” said Randall Lichner, Chief Operating Officer. “Salaried positions will include management, marketing, technical, operations and drivers. Plus, we will also be offering a number of intern positions for college students,” said Lichner.
About Golden State Biofuel
Golden State Biofuel (goldenstatebiofuel.com), a DBA of California-based Karma Industries, Inc., produces high-quality, next generation advanced biofuel blends that exceeds ASTM D6751 fuel specifications that can be used in any diesel vehicle without modification. Karma Industries, Inc. is also a California-licensed grease hauler establishing used cooking oil collection routes throughout Southern California. Karma Industries, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Islands Bioenergy, Inc., the nations premier developer of sustainable advanced biofuel refineries and technology, is an advocate for community-based biodiesel, building scalable refineries designed to serve the community. Hawaiian Islands Bioenergy, Inc. is fully licensed and a proud member of the National Biodiesel Board and Eco Green Alliance.