By Andrew Macklin
June 25, 2015 – Today, Atlantic Biodiesel officially opened its state-of-the-art renewable fuel facility located in the Niagara Greenbelt in Welland, Ontario.
“This is an important day for Atlantic Biodiesel and for the greater Welland community,” said Michael Paszti, Chief Operating Officer of Atlantic Biodiesel. “Our world class facility is up and running. We are excited to be a part of this community and to support the local economy. We are making a commitment today; where we are able to, we’re going to source locally.”
The new Atlantic Biodiesel facility is one of the largest biodiesel facilities in North America and produces 170 million litres (45 million gallons) per year of renewable, clean-burning biodiesel and 15 million litres (4 million gallons) per year of high-grade glycerin. The facility is strategically located within close proximity of rail infrastructure, providing for storage and shipping ability to a range of North American markets.
“The City of Welland is thrilled to welcome Atlantic Biodiesel to the community,” stated Welland mayor Frank Campion. “The facility will bring approximately 25 direct jobs and significant indirect business to the area. Every job is valued and needed in our community. I strongly encourage the federal, provincial, and local governments to join me in supporting this local company as they work to bring jobs and economic prosperity to Welland.”
“Tomorrow the real work begins,” said Paszti. “We are committed to the long-term sustainability and success of our facility and we are proud to be part of Welland’s economic renewal.”