Biofuels

Arkansas currently has four completed facilities capable of producing biofuels and a few other facilities in various stages of construction and planning, as follows:

Completed Production Facilities

FutureFuel Corporation – Batesville

Fuel Produced: Biodiesel (B99/B100 tallow methyl ester (TME))
Feedstock(s) Used: Currently edible-grade beef tallow
(though it is a continuous biodiesel production facility vetted for eight feedstocks: soybean, canola, palm, corn, and cottonseed oils, plus beef tallow, pork lard, and poultry fat)
Annual Production Capacity: 59 MGY
Status: Began production in October 2005
Website: http://www.futurefuelcorporation.com/
Contact: Rich Byers, Biofuels Manager, richbyers@ffcmail.com

Pinnacle Biofuels – Crossett

Fuel Produced: Biodiesel
Feedstock(s) Used: Multiple Animal Fats and Vegetable Oils
Annual Production Capacity: 10 MGY
Status: Began production in May 2008
Website: www.pinnaclebiofuel.com
Contact: Brad Dobson, Plant Manager, (870) 304-2463, bdobson@pinnaclebiofuel.com 

Arkansas SoyEnergy Group, LLC – DeWitt

Fuel Produced: Biodiesel
Feedstock(s) Used: Primarily soybeans, along with other vegetable based oils such as cottonseed
Annual Production Capacity: 7.5 MGY
Status: Began production in April 2009
 

Delta American Fuel LLC – Helena/West Helena

Fuel Produced: Biodiesel
Feedstock(s) Used: Multiple Feedstock Plant with emphasis on producing virgin vegetable oil based biodiesel
Annual Production Capacity: 40 MGY
Status: Began production in January 2010
Website: www.deltaamericanfuel.com (coming soon)
Contact: Bernie Crowley or Patrick Simmons

  

Production Facilities Under Construction

Diamond Valley Ventures - Rohwer

Fuel Produced: Biodiesel
Annual Production Capacity: 10 MGY

   

Former Production Facilities

Patriot Biofuels – Stuttgart

Destroyed by tornado in Spring 2008

  • NREL BioEnergy Atlas

    Built into Google Maps, BioEnergy Atlas includes two interactive maps, BioPower and BioFuels. These maps allow you to compare and analyze biomass feedstocks, biopower and biofuels data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Learn more>>

  • Bioenergy KDF

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  • Consumer's Guide to Renewable Energy in Arkansas

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  • Southeast Agriculture & Forestry Energy Resources Alliance

    Formed to provide strategic leadership to the agricultural and forestry sectors in advancing renewable energy initiatives in the Southeast.

    Download the Arkansas BioEnergy Fact Sheet >> 

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