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USA BioEnergy Establishes Bon Wier, Texas, Biorefinery

USA BioEnergy, through its subsidiary Texas Renewable Funds, will build a $1.7 billion advanced biorefinery in Bon Wier, Texas. The project is expected to create 142 new jobs.

The Newton County location will convert one million green tons of wood waste into 34 million gallons annually of premium clean burning transportation fuel including Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Renewable Diesel, and Renewable Naphtha.

“USA BioEnergy performed an extensive site search and analysis to identify the best location for our project," said Nick Andrews, USA BioEnergy CEO. "State and local incentives then became the key component of our decision and we’re excited to select Bon Wier. We’ve had tremendous assistance from Economic Development in Newton County, including leadership from Judge Kenneth Weeks, Nancy Windham, President & CEO of Texas Forest Country Partnership, Don Iles with Sabine River Authority of Texas and Rob Hughes, Executive Director, Texas Forestry Association among many others.”

USA BioEnery is a renewable fuels development and integration group based in Scottsdale, Arizona, created to produce drop-in renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel from readily available feedstocks including plantation forest thinning.

"We are excited that USA BioEnergy has chosen East Texas as the home for their new advanced biorefinery," said Governor Greg Abbott. "This investment will further cement Texas as an innovative energy leader and will bring unprecedented economic opportunities to Bon Weir and Newton County. Thank you to USA BioEnergy for selecting Newton County for this incredible project and I appreciate the hard work of our local and state partners to secure this investment. I look forward to our continued work together as we create an even brighter future for the entire Lone Star State."

Future expansion will double the plant’s production capacity to 68 million gallons annually, and the plant will also capture and sequester approximately 50 million metric tons of CO2 over the life of the biorefinery.

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