Port Of Whitman County Confirms Land Purchase On Wawawai Road Next To Pullman City Limits Is For Proposed Biodiesel Plant

The Port of Whitman County has confirmed that its purchase of land on Wawawai Road adjacent to the Pullman city limits is intended for a proposed biodiesel plant.

Port Executive Director Kara Reibold has responded to requests from Pullman Radio News for details about this morning’s decision from the commissioners.  The board voted unanimously to buy three parcels of land on Wawawai Road for 3.8 million dollars.  That property is just outside the Pullman city limits between the Whispering Hills Subdivision and the Hinrichs Trading Company Ardent Mills garbanzo plant on U.S. Highway 195.  Reibeold says more information about the project will be released as developments occur.

The project was first revealed to the public on Thursday when the Washington State Department of Commerce announced a 5 million dollar loan to the port for land for a biodiesel plant.