TexCom Breaks Ground On Houston Biodiesel Plant

Expected to be running by December of next year.

TexCom Inc. said Friday that it recently broke ground on its Houston Biodiesel LLC plant at the LBC Houston LP terminal site in Seabrook, Texas.

The facility will store petroleum diesel and be equipped to provide fuel distributors with biodiesel/petroleum diesel blends such as B2, B5 and B20 as well as pure biodiesel. The plant is expected to be online in December 2007 producing 35 million gallons of B100 biodiesel annually.

"This terminal is ideally suited as our initial plant location. The site affords us the capability to bring in our raw materials such as soybean and other vegetable oils by vessel, barge or rail. The plant will benefit from the fact the Houston Ship Channel is one of the nation's leading ports in terms of the volumes of agricultural commodities that it carries," said Lou Ross, C.E.O., of TexCom.

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