New Biofuel Plant in Missouri

Got Biodiesel?These days, new biofuel production projects are being announced and built posthaste in the American Midwest. Not long after the Iowa plant that was mentioned here a couple of months ago (it should be the largest one in the world with an annual production of 37.5 million gallons of biodiesel), comes a new plant in Mexico (the city in Missouri, not the country) that will produce 30 million gallons of biodiesel each year. The current US production Missouri production of biodiesel is 25 million gallons a year, and five years ago it was 500,000 gallons, so the recent and projected increases in capacity are quite significant. There are two other biofuel plants that are being proposed in Missouri, and some projects for Minnesota too. Most, if not all, of the biodiesel produced in these plants will be made with soybeans. (Thanks to reader Paul Reise for the tip.) ::Biodiesel industry breaks ground in Mexico

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