The plant, able to produce up to 100 million gallons of biodiesel per year, (They claim it's the biggest, buy maybe not. See 105 in Houston and 120 in Florida) is opening with concerns about securing raw materials (oil) and the lower usage of diesel in US vehicles. Nevertheless, Imperium Renewables announced that Royal Caribbean Cruises plans to buy 15 to 18 million gallons annually, which secures an important part of the production.
The facility is built close to the sea, to guarantee easy supply of palm oil coming from Indonesia and Malaysia (oh, oh... I hope not this one) and easy shipping via rail to Oregon and California.