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Imperium Renewables continues push to expand, create jobs in Grays Harbor

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The company is considering an appeal of the board’s order, but plans to continue its permitting efforts regardless. This process is expected to take several months and will include the continued analysis of issues highlighted in the Board’s Order. 
Specifically, the board sought more information on the rail and marine impacts of the project, both of which would happen outside the boundaries of Imperium’s operation. Work to collect this information had already been under way as required by the permit conditions and in anticipation of a hearing before the Shoreline Hearing Board, which was previously cancelled by the board.
“These expert analyses would have been finalized and presented at the hearing and will confirm no significant environmental impact,” Plaza said.  “We fully expect these issues would have been fully resolved based on these expert analyses had the hearing not been canceled.”
Imperium’s proposed expansion would add up to nine new bulk liquid storage tanks and a rail spur on the northern end of its property. The new facility is intended to serve customer demand for handling of bulk liquids, including biofuels and crude oil.

Imperium Renewables continues push to expand, create jobs in Grays Harbor

About Imperium Renewables
Imperium Renewables is a global leader in next-generation biofuel production in the US. Founded in 2004, the company continues to focus on providing safe domestic fuel supplies for the marketplace and providing family wage jobs in Washington State. Imperium Renewables operates one of the nation’s largest BQ-9000 certified biodiesel facilities, Imperium Grays Harbor in Hoquiam, Wash., which is capable of producing up to 100 million gallons per year. More information is available at

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