SG Preston announces renewable diesel project

By Staff | September 25, 2014

SG Preston plans to build a 120 MMgy renewable diesel facility in in Lawrence County, Ohio. Technology employed at the plant will be licensed from Honeywell UOP. The Lawrence County Economic Development Council is investing 62 acres in land and other incentives in the project. The Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth and Jobs-Ohio were also instrumental in securing the investment and technology.

The $400 million project is expected to be complete in 2017. Pre-engineering studies were slated to begin in September.

“For SG Preston, this is an important milestone and part of a larger vision of partnering with leading, global refining technology partners and local communities to develop a portfolio of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel refineries targeting 1.2 billion gallons per year, or 20 percent of the federal [renewable fuel standard] biomass-based mandate for biofuels,” said R. Delbert LeTang, CEO of SG Preston.