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About Us

Our Mission Statement
Western Dubuque Biodiesel is committed to developing and operating a Biodiesel facility that will produce a cost effective and environmentally friendly fuel, while supporting agriculture and reducing America's dependence on foreign oil.

Company Profile
Western Dubuque Biodiesel LLC. was formed in November 2005 by a group of eastern Iowa farmers and business people. A site was secured west of the Farley Industrial Park, adjacent to U.S. Highway 20 and the CN railroad.

Western Dubuque Biodiesel Strategic Consultants:

  •     The Biodiesel Group
  •     West Central Cooperative
  •     Renewable Energy Group
  •     Todd & Sargent, inc.
  •     Heartland Marketing Group
  •     Wayne Seaman Enterprises
  •     Christianson & Associates, PLLP
  •     Renewable Energy Development Group
  •     Greater Dubuque Development Corporation
  •     CN (Canadian National) Railroad
  •     Farley Industrial Development Corporation
  •     Weitz Agricultural

On June 6, 2006 Western Dubuque Biodiesel, LLC set a record by raising the $19.2 Million of equity needed in one day.

Working with the Renewable Energy Group, Todd and Sargent, Inc and Weitz Agricultural, construction  of the 30 Million gallon per year Biodiesel facility began on July 14, 2006.

The plant is located in Farley, Iowa adjacent to the CN rail line and US highway 20. Production began on August 1, 2007.

About Biodiesel
Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel, produced from domestic, renewable resources. It contains no petroleum, but can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a Biodiesel blend. It can be used in diesel engines with no modifications. Biodiesel is biodegradable, nontoxic, and free of sulfur.

Biodiesel is made through a chemical process called transesterification. The Biodiesel production process results in two products -- methyl esters (Biodiesel) and glycerin which itself is a byproduct usually sold for the manufacturing of soaps and other products.

Additional information about Biodiesel, its production process and uses may be found at the following sites:

- National Biodiesel Board
- Wikipedia Biodiesel
- Biodiesel Now
- Biodiesel America

 

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