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Tyson Foods Biofuels Plant Passing Quality Tests

November 8, 2010
Tyson Foods Inc. said that diesel fuel from its first biofuels plant is passing quality tests, reports the Associated Press. The fuel plant makes biodiesel from animal fat and other wastes produced at Tyson''s slaughterhouses. The company operates the plant in a joint venture with Syntroleum Corp., which has been operating since October. The plant in Geismar, La., is now producing 2,500 barrels of biodiesel a day. The fuel is passing quality tests that measure its "cloud point," when low temperatures make it gum up. The plant began shipping fuel in October, and has been making jet fuel for the Air Force Research Laboratory.