Tag: Washakie Renewable Energy

Federal government seizing Washakie Renewable Energy following fraud scam

Federal government seizing Washakie Renewable Energy following fraud scam

January 24, 2019 |

In Utah, local press reports that following the unsealing of the indictment against the CEO and CFO of Washakie Renewable Energy, along with their mother and one of their wives with charges related to defrauding the government of more than $1.1 billion by claiming to have produced 1 billion gallons of biodiesel, the Federal Government […]

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Hard labor for Labor Day – Biofuel fraud criminals behind bars

Hard labor for Labor Day – Biofuel fraud criminals behind bars

September 2, 2018 |

While Labor Day in the U.S. started in the late 19th century to honor the American labor movement, today we are dealing with biofuel fraud cases that might lead to hard labor in prison. Biofuel fraud is making it to mainstream media with Friday night’s CBS News airing a segment featuring biofuels fraud whistleblower, Alex […]

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Washakie Renewable Energy to pay $25.3M to Lifetree in legal battle

Washakie Renewable Energy to pay $25.3M to Lifetree in legal battle

December 1, 2017 |

In New York, a federal court jury recommended that Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy pay over $25.3 million to Lifetree Trading PTE for breaching a $90 million deal agreement with Lifetree. The lawsuit began in 2014 after Washakie officials signed a contract with Lifetree to import 90,000 metric tons of Argentine soy methyl ester for biofuel, but […]

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Washakie Renewable Energy to open oilseed crushing plant this fall

Washakie Renewable Energy to open oilseed crushing plant this fall

July 23, 2014 |

In Utah, Washakie Renewable Energy will start crushing soy and canola at its new plant co-located at its biodiesel facility just 10 miles from the Idaho border. It is expected the new processing plant will increase local production of the crops. About 400,000 acres need to be harvested to keep it operating at full capacity. […]

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Washakie Renewable Energy launches biodiesel plant in Utah

Washakie Renewable Energy launches biodiesel plant in Utah

September 8, 2011 |

In Utah, Washakie Renewable Energy, a US-based biodiesel producer, has started operations at its new 10-million gallon per year biodiesel production facility in Plymouth. The plant will use feedstocks including yellow grease, brown grease and tallow, which will be sourced from grease and tallow processing facilities located within 500 miles of the plant. The company […]

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