Tesoro is studying the possibility of turning vegetable oil into diesel fuel at its Dickinson refinery, which it purchased from MDU Resources Group Inc. in July 2016.
The crude oil refiner is making plans to retrofit an 8,000-barrel-per-day diesel hydrotreater to process soy or distillers corn oil into renewable diesel alongside its Bakken crude oil processing.
This $3.5 million project would use 16,800 gallons per day of vegetable oils to create a 5 percent renewable diesel mix to be marketed in North Dakota by the end of 2017. The North Dakota Industrial Commission granted the company a $500,000 grant to help cover the project's cost.
Read more at http://bismarcktribune.com/business/local/tesoro-to-add-renewable-diesel-production-at-dickinson-refinery/article_a33581d2-3130-5be8-a42b-ddc186494563.html.
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