Biodiesel Blending Facility Opens near Rapid City
A new biodiesel blending site in Box Elder will make using biodiesel much easier in the western part of the state. Located less than 10 miles from the Magellan Rapid City terminal, the new Victory Renewables biodiesel blending facility provides fuel marketers with convenient access to take full loads of biodiesel or blend biodiesel with diesel fuel. Biodiesel will arrive at the new facility via rail and users will bottom load transport trucks. A heating system allows for sales year-round.
Biodiesel is a renewable form of diesel fuel, often blended into petroleum diesel fuel in blends of five to twenty percent. It is made from oils found in plants, used cooking oil or animal fats. More than 50% of biodiesel produced in the US is made from soybean oil, making this new blending infrastructure a benefit to the state’s soybean farmers. Biodiesel has many beneficial properties, including increased lubricity, high cetane, reduced emissions and compatibility with diesel engines and equipment. For these reasons, biodiesel has been growing in popularity throughout the country and has been available in eastern South Dakota for several years.
Media representatives are invited to the open house to learn more about the new blending infrastructure and the benefits this brings to the state’s economy, energy security and environment. Representatives from Victory Renewables, South Dakota Soybean and MEG Corp will be available to answer questions about the new facility and biodiesel.
Biodiesel Blending Facility Open House
Thursday, May 4 from Noon – 3 p.m. MST
Located at Midcontinent Transload & Freight Solutions, LLC
15222 Highway 1416, Box Elder, SD
Victory Renewables is a global marketing, distribution, and terminal operating company. The company is headquartered in Texas with locations throughout the United States.
MEG Corp is a leading fuel consulting company providing technical expertise to all segments of the diesel industry.
The biodiesel blending facility was funded in part, by the South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council and the soybean checkoff.