Bridgeport Biodiesel is back up and running after Tri-State Biodiesel and its parent company, The Sustainable Biodiesel Company, partnered with New Jersey-based Lard-NABF LLC to purchase and upgrade the Connecticut-based production facility. The purchase agreement was announced last November. Construction of the original facility was completed in 2012.
Despite new ownership, the plant name remains Bridgeport Biodiesel, according to Brent Baker, operations director of the facility and CEO of Tri-State Biodiesel.
“We have the plant running at 2 MMgy now,” Baker told Biodiesel Magazine, “and we have just received our building permits to add a tank farm and another large process line that will take the total capacity to 10 MMgy at the site.”
The expansion and upgrading of Bridgeport Biodiesel is expected to begin this month and continue through March, Baker said.