LILBOURN — A southeast Missouri biodiesel plant that sat empty for nearly three years is running again, this time under a new name.
The Southeast Missourian reports that the plant at Lilbourn is now known as ME Bio Energy LLC. The plant produced its first batch of biodiesel in May and sent a sample to the Environmental Protection Agency for inspection before opening for full production this summer.
Now, about 14,000 gallons of fuel goes through the processing line each day.
The plant was built as the Great River Soy Processing Plant. It produced about 94,000 gallons of biodiesel before shutting down in 2007.