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Stoddard County biodiesel plant considering technology to turn waste into fuel

A new process for converting waste into synthetic diesel fuel is being given serious consideration by Global Fuels LLC of Dexter, which currently produces biodiesel from chicken fat.

The new process would produce a high grade of synthetic diesel using waste products such as corn stalks, rice hulls, sawdust wood chips and other wood waste.

The Daily Statesman newspaper reported Jerry Bagby, owner of Global Fuels, said the the local plant is studying the feasibility of converting to the manufacture of the new “green” fuel. If Global Fuels moves forward on the conversion it would be the first full-scale plant in the world to use the new technology.

[Southeast Missourian]