Western Dubuque Biodiesel
Western Dubuque Biodiesel is committed to developing and operating a biodiesel facility that will produce a cost effective and environmentally friendly fuel while supporting agriculture and reducing America's dependence on foreign oil.
A group of eastern Iowa farmers and businesspeople formed Western Dubuque Biodiesel in November 2005. On June 6, 2006, the company set a record by raising the $19.2 Million of equity needed in one day.
Economic Return to Community
The 30 million gallon per year biodiesel facility is located in Farley, Iowa, adjacent to the CN rail line and US highway 20. The company employs approximately 24 fulltime people, paying wages and benefits totaling 1.75 million dollars. Daily business activities and wages contribute to employing truckers, construction workers, servers at the restaurants, insurance salespeople, soy crush employees, and of course farmer neighbors. The company’s dollars churn in rural Farley, which has a population of 1,400.
“Biodiesel has made the town and the surrounding area a better place for the people living there now and for the next generation,” said Tom Brooks, WDB general manager.