Salem, OR

Startup: 2005
Capacity: 5M gal/yr
Feedstock: Used cooking oil, canola oil, beef tallow

SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel LLC is a joint venture between Oregon based alternative fuel retailer SeQuential Biofuels, and Pacific Biodiesel. The two companies collaborated in 2005 to open the first commercial biodiesel production facility in Oregon. The project attracted prominent investors such as Willie and Annie Nelson, Kettle Foods founder Cameron Healy, sustainable planner/developer John Miller of Wildwood Mahonia, and Ron Tyree of Tyree Oil.

The SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel community-based model uses locally collected waste cooking oil and Oregon-grown canola as feedstocks. This truly sustainable approach benefits local farming activities and supports the greening of communities; both environmentally and economically. The biodiesel refined from these local sources is a cleaner burning, renewable fuel which meets or exceeds rigorous U.S. ASTM specifications.

Due to the ever growing demand for biodiesel, and encouragement from the state of Oregon, the Salem production facility has been expanded to 5 million gallons per year production capacity. SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel is dedicated to regionally sourced, regionally produced biodiesel and continues to increase the availability of premium renewable fuel in the Pacific Northwest.