State Approves Delaware City Refinery's Ethanol Project

December 30, 2016 12:39 PM

The owners of a Delaware City, Del. refinery have won state approval for a project that will significantly increase the amount of biofuel being stored at and shipped from the facility.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control approved a permit that will allow PBF Energy to ship unblended ethanol by barge from its refinery.

The company filed an application in August with the DNREC for a Coastal Zone Act permit.

PBF Energy has said it hopes to soon begin work on the $7 million project soon and begin full production during the first quarter of 2017. After construction is completed, no additional hiring is expected as a result of the expanded operations.

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