The Springdale-based meat giant continues its quest to sell renewable diesel made from chicken fat. Tyson Foods’ joint venture — Dynamic Fuels — recently joined forces with Mansfield Oil Company to help with distribution.
Today (Feb. 14) Dynamic Fuels confirmed it signed a new agreement to supply renewable diesel to Norfolk Southern Corporation, one of the nation's largest transporters of coal and industrial products.
Norfolk Southern noted it has used Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel at its Meridian, Miss., railyard since early January. Dynamic Fuels is a 50-50 joint venture between Tyson Foods and Tulsa-based Syntroleum Corporation.
"Our locomotive engines are completely compatible with the pure renewable diesel provided by Dynamic Fuels and Mansfield and we are pleased to the first fleet user of renewable diesel in the United States," said Gerhard Thelen, Norfolk Southern vice president of operations.
Ron Stinebaugh, senior vice president of Syntroleum said, “The contract with Norfolk Southern is the first manifestation of Dynamic Fuels' partnership with Mansfield. We look forward to working with Norfolk Southern to lower their emissions and increase the renewable content of the fuel they burn.”