Isanti, Minn. — Ever Cat Fuels opened a biodiesel processing facility this fall that could eventually turn algae into fuel. Featured in the April 2009 issue of Ag Innovation News, Ever Cat’s patent-pending Mcgyan® process turns low-cost feedstocks, such as waste oils, into biodiesel.

Feedstock is run through 6-foot long, 6-inch diameter reactors and catalyzed to fuel in seconds. The process doesn’t use water or chemicals and doesn’t produce waste.

The Isanti facility employs 20 people and has a 3-million-gallon annual capacity. The plant’s grand opening was held September 28, hosted by WCCO news anchor Don Shelby.