The biodiesel industry has come of age with the opening of Imperium Renewables' 100-million-gallon-per-year (mgy) biodiesel facility. The Grays Harbor, WA, plant will meet or exceed ASTM standards, the firm says.

The facility can create biodiesel from numerous different feedstocks — even simultaneously. The plant's location offers strategic connections to rail, road and water transportation.

More than 250 million gallons of biodiesel were consumed in the U.S. in 2006, up from 75 million in 2005.