Moo on the Moove: Beef becomes Biodiesel

One of the largest capacity meat processing plants in Australia has received state government funding to assist in the conversion of their waste animal fat (tallow) into biofuel. From the 1.6 million or so livestock they slaughter each year, the abattoir is expecting to recover about 12,000 tonnes of tallow annually, and convert this into around 10 million litres (2.64 million gallons) of bio-diesel. This will in turn be used to fuel their fleet of heavy vehicle transport fleet. The Victorian government think this might be a first in the state for an industry to commercially produce bio-fuel from its own waste product. ::Midfield Meats, via ABC Online.