19 Feb '12, 12am

Meat Fat Will Become Fuel: A joint venture between Tyson Foods and Syntroleum is investing $150 million for a pl...

Meat Fat Will Become Fuel: A joint venture between Tyson Foods and Syntroleum is investing $150 million for a pl...

A joint venture between Tyson Foods and Syntroleum is investing $150 million for a plant that will convert beef tallow and pork and chicken fat into diesel fuel. Once operational, the goal is to produce 75 million gallons of animal fat-based biofuel each year. Located at Geismar, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge the plant could employ about 300 workers. The feedstock for the fuel production will come from slaughterhouses across the country to make a fuel that has been said to contain less particulate matter, meaning it should generate less air pollution. It also can be used in standard diesel engines. Considering the fact about nine to ten billion farms animals are killed for consumption in the United States each year , there should be an ample supply of animal fats for such a plant. The U.S. uses about 58 billion gallons of diesel fuel each year, but 75 million gallons is less...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/meat-fat-will-become-fue...

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