New Sapp Bros. biodiesel blending facility opens in Nebraska

By Ron Kotrba | September 05, 2017

Sapp Bros., owner of 17 travel plazas and more than 30 wholesale locations across the U.S., celebrated the opening of its new biodiesel blending terminal in Norfolk, Nebraska, Aug. 30.

Fuel suppliers can load diesel at the nearby Norfolk NuStar Terminal and then load biodiesel to the desired blend level at the Sapp Bros. terminal just 2.5 miles away. According to Sapp Bros., fuel suppliers will have 24/7 access and loading upon approval.

The biodiesel available at the new terminal will be sourced from BQ-9000-certified biodiesel production facilities and made from soybean oil.  

About 70 people attended the event, including representatives of federal, state and local governments, biodiesel distributors and producers, and staff of Sapp Bros., the Nebraska Soybean Board and MEG Corp. MEG Corp. provided consultation services and technical expertise in development of the new biodiesel blending terminal.

Sapp Bros. opened its first Travel Plaza in Omaha, Nebraska, and first began offering biodiesel at its location in Peru, Illinois, in 2004.

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