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Golden State Biofuel selects Indio for its first California refinery
Golden State Biofuel has selected the City of Indio in Riverside County for its first advanced biofuel refinery in California.
biofuel refinery in California. The Southern California location will serve metropolitan Los Angeles, the High
Desert and Inland Empire, Orange County and San Diego. The scalable refinery will have an initial
nameplate capacity of one million gallons annually.
Golden State Biofuel will utilize the Biodiesel Club model developed by the company to supply members
with B99.9 biodiesel, in addition to supplying various biodiesel blends to commercial accounts and
distributors. Biodiesel Club Membership is expected to open beginning in March with B99 prices expected
to be competitive with petroleum diesel, starting around $3.25 per gallon.
In addition to producing high quality advanced biofuel from multiple feedstock sources, the Indio Refinery is
also slated to include a state-of-the-
refinery will utilize proprietary refinery systems developed in-house at the company's Parker, Colorado
Research and Development facility. The Indio refinery is currently in the permitting phase and expected to
be operational by mid-year.
The Indio refinery is expected to generate a number of new-economy, green jobs. “We expect to initially
hire about a dozen people in various positions at the Indio refinery and will be accepting applications and
resumes online,” said Randall Lichner, Chief Operating Officer. “Salaried positions will include
management, marketing, technical, operations and drivers. Plus, we will also be offering a number of intern
positions for college students,” said Lichner.
For more information visit http://www.goldenstatebiofuel.com.
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Golden State Biofuel, a DBA of California-based Karma Industries, Inc., produces high-quality, nextgeneration
advanced biofuel blends that exceeds ASTM D6751 fuel specifications that can be used in any
diesel vehicle without modification. Karma Industries, Inc. is also a California-licensed grease hauler
establishing used cooking oil collection routes throughout Southern California. Karma Industries, Inc. is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Hawaiian Islands Bioenergy, Inc., the nations premier developer of sustainable
advanced biofuel refineries and technology, is an advocate for community-based biodiesel, building
scalable refineries designed to serve the community. Hawaiian Islands Bioenergy, Inc. is fully licensed and
a proud member of the National Biodiesel Board and Eco Green Alliance. For more information visit