This plant was Oregon's first (and only) commercial plant, and Willie likes the forward approach the state takes towards biofuels.
"Oregon has always been progressive in its thinking, and has been out front in every way about most major issues. This is just another example of Oregon setting a good example for the rest of the country," he said in a statement.
Using recycled cooking oil from Northwest restaurants and food processors, SeQuential-Pacific Biodiesel currently makes about a million gallons of biodiesel a year. The expansion will up this to about 5 million, and the plant is moving to use more virgin canola, grown in Oregon, to meet demand.
Willie, of course, will be arriving in his biodiesel-powered tour bus.