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Idled Bakersfield refinery to become renewable fuels plant

Global Clean Energy Holdings (GCEH) has acquired and plans the immediate conversion of Alon’s idled 70kbd (3.5Mnta) Bakersfield refinery in California into a renewable diesel production plant.

The former crude oil refinery, due for start-up in late 2021, will be retooled to produce low-carbon renewable fuels that comply with the California Low-Carbon Fuels Standard from organic feedstocks such used cooking oil, soybean oil, and distillers’ corn oil, among others.