SOURCE: Imperium Renewables

Imperium Renewables

September 29, 2011 15:15 ET

Imperium Renewables, Nation's Second Largest Biodiesel Company, Applauds EPA Decision on Canadian Canola

Announcement Allows All Canola Grown in North America to Be Refined and Sold as Biodiesel to American Consumers

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - Imperium Renewables, the nation's second largest biodiesel producer, today released the following statement applauding the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to allow domestic sales of biodiesel produced from all canola grown in North America.

Imperium Renewables President and CEO John Plaza, said:

"Today's EPA announcement is good for Imperium Renewables, good for farming communities in North America, and good for the U.S. fuel consumer. This ruling opens up the North American canola industry to be a viable supply of biomass for advanced biofuels like biodiesel, and allows Imperium to sell our fuels domestically into the U.S. Market.

"Imperium produces the highest quality, low carbon biomass based diesel, which exceeds all industry specifications for biodiesel in the market today, and now we can provide RINs to our customers in the U.S. that meet the EPA's RFS2 biomass diesel requirements. This announcement ensures that we can continue to provide biodiesel throughout the North American market and help curb our country's addiction to fossil fuels.

"We are extremely grateful to have had the leadership of the Canadian Government and the Canadian Canola Association in providing thorough and complete data to assist the EPA in coming to this valid determination."