Willow Glen Terminal opens, accepts 1st feedstock shipment for Diamond Green Diesel
Willow Glen Terminal LLC in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, announced May 31 receipt of its inaugural product shipment. WGT has entered into an agreement to supply renewable fuel feedstock to Diamond Green Diesel, a leading renewable diesel producer in Norco, Louisiana. Under the partnership, WGT will serve as a logistics hub, providing marine and truck transloading services as well as bulk liquids storage.
“We are very excited to open for business and couldn’t be more pleased with the positive support we’ve received from the community, state and local leadership, customers, and service providers,” said Stephen Senter, vice president of business development at WGT. “Here at WGT, we’ve reimagined yesterday’s infrastructure for today’s economy, further equipping St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, and the state of Louisiana for the energy transition underway.”
WGT acquired the 700-acre brownfield property in August 2020 with the goal of developing a multimodal logistics hub. The property was formerly home to the Willow Glen Power Station, which was decommissioned in 2016. Over the course of the project, WGT recycled more than 30,000 tons of steel and 1 million pounds of copper.
“We had a unique opportunity to reuse, rebuild and repurpose legacy infrastructure,” Senter added. “Our vision was to establish WGT as a model for sustainable redevelopment and opening for business is a major step forward.”
WGT has 2.25 million barrels (94.5 million gallons) of existing of existing bulk-liquids storage, a deep-water ship dock, 400-plus developable acres, and on-property access to the Canadian National Railway and a major pipeline corridor. WGT was formed and capitalized in August 2020 by Zydeco Holdings LLC, a Yorktown Energy Partners portfolio company, and Willow Glen Ventures LLC.