May 22, 2008
GreenHunter Energy Turns Houston Waste Oil Storage Site Into Renewable Fuels Campus
HOUSTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GreenHunter Energy opens the taps on the nation's single largest biodiesel refinery to date on Monday, June 2, at 10 a.m. The facility will produce 105 million gallons of "white-water" B100 biodiesel per year.
The converted waste-oil refinery on the Houston Ship Channel gives GreenHunter's renewable fuels campus direct deepwater access and the ability to transport products via barge, rail, and truck. Generators at the site will provide enough electricity for GreenHunter to sell unneeded power back to the grid. GreenHunter's campus also includes basic terminal operations and 700,000 barrels of storage capacity for feedstock management.By producing biodiesel from multiple feedstocks, including non-edible sources such as tallow and jatropha, GreenHunter offers practical solutions to the ongoing "food versus fuels" debate.
WHAT: Grand opening and tour of the nation's largest existing biodiesel refinery. WHO: GreenHunter Energy CEO, Gary Evans, founder of Magnum Hunter Resources, Inc., which merged with Cimarex Energy, Co. in June 2005 in a $2.2 billion transaction. Texas Governor Rick Perry U.S. Dept. of Energy Deputy Secretary Jeff Kupfer Chairman Nick Lampson, U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment U.S. Rep. Gene Green, Senior Member, U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee City of Houston Mayor Pro Tem Adrian Garcia WHERE: GreenHunter Energy Renewable Fuels Campus 13605 Industrial Rd. Houston, TX 77015 *On site parking provided for media WHEN: Monday, June 2, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 10 - 10:25 a.m. Press Conference & Grand Opening 10:25 - 10:45 a.m. Guided Refinery Walking Tour 10:45 - 11 a.m. Media Availability VISUALS: Grand opening, turning on the taps by GreenHunter executives and elected officials. Biodiesel refinery, methanol tower, Houston Ship Channel, biodiesel and feedstock storage tanks, and glycerin refinery.