With a capacity of 14 million liters-per-year, the blending unit will initially be utilized to support the APT agreement with the Port of Los Angeles.

APT said that it will proceed to market emulsified biodiesel fuel in California’s larger cities along the major state roadways, once the Port of Los Angeles program is running on a continuous basis.

Dr Thomas Houlihan, a senior engineer at APT, said: “Emulsified biodiesel fuel provides an enviable reduction in carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter emissions with no need for modifications to old or newer diesel engine fuel systems.”

APT is developing new ways to help international power plant operators meet the constantly growing demand for electricity with heavier oil products that are made cleaner and more economical.