Contact: Liz Fuller
NEXT Renewable Fuels secures land at Port Westward
PORTLAND, ORE. – February 21, 2019 – NEXT Renewable Fuels has agreed to purchase a 25‐acre parcel at the Port of Columbia County’s Port Westward Industrial Park. The land is zoned industrial and was purchased from Teevin Bros, a local material handling and timber company.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with the Teevin team on our renewable diesel project and happy to have secured the land that will allow us to start filing permits,” said Lou Soumas, president of NEXT Renewable Fuels.
NEXT will supply the West Coast with its Advanced Green Diesel, creating emissions savings equal to removing 1 million vehicles from the road. Scheduled to open in 2021, this state‐of‐the‐art facility will eventually employ more than 200 skilled workers on site and will position Oregon as a leader in advanced biofuels production.
NEXT is focused on the development and production of second‐generation advanced biofuels, including renewable green diesel, renewable propane and renewable naphtha to supply contracted off‐take agreements for customers in the western United States and Canada. NEXT’s fuels reduce life‐cycle greenhouse gas emission by up to 80 percent, improving the environment and moving us forward to a greener future.
About Advanced Green Diesel
Advanced Green Diesel is a second‐generation biofuel, meaning it is a drop‐in replacement for fossil fuel‐based diesel. That means that while you can blend Advanced Green Diesel with traditional diesel, you don’t have to. Our advanced biofuel can be used in diesel engines without modification and without negative long‐term effects, and it burns cleaner than other fuel options.