Tyson Prepares Fuel from Fat

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Tyson Foods Inc. is getting closer to having a valuable use for all that chicken fat and grease.

A new biofuels plant in Geismar, La., a joint venture between Tyson and Syntroleum Corp. of Tulsa, is reportedly on schedule for completion by the end of the year.

The $138 million Dynamic Fuels plant will produce fuel using non-food grade animal fats produced by Tyson, such as beef tallow, pork lard, chicken fat and grease. The plant is expected to appeal to operators of fleet vehicles and city buses that want to reduce emissions, as well as the military and commercial airlines seeking renewable jet fuel.