WHATCOM COUNTY STAKEHOLDERS FIGHT FOR CANCELED RENEWABLE DIESEL FACILITY

After over a year of planning, the Green Apple Renewable Fuels facility in Ferndale and 750 jobs were canceled. Legislators, laborers and environmentalists are now scrambling to pinpoint what went wrong and save the project.

The Green Apple Renewable Fuels facility was a partnership between Phillips 66, a company which owns a crude oil refinery in Ferndale in the Cherry Point industrial zone, and Renewable Energy Group (REG), a producer of biodiesel and renewable diesel.

The renewable diesel plant was to be built next to the existing Phillips 66 Refinery and produce about 250 million gallons of fuel made from animal fats and recycled cooking oils each year, said Tim Johnson, director of public governmental affairs for the Phillips 66 Refinery.

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