Tuesday, July 22, 2008

South Sioux plant will use beef tallow to make biodiesel

I knew it! The road not taken and what might have been.
In March we had "Volatility Getting You Down, Bunky?":
Maybe it's time you looked into the tallow market.
The tallow/grease/lard complex has been traded for five thousand years:

2992 B.C.
Honey I'm home!
Hi dear, anything new in tallow?
Nope. Same ol', same ol'.

2008 A.D.

Here's a long term forecast for tallow:...

Now, via the Sioux City Journal:
In a week's time, Beef Products Inc.'s plant in South Sioux City churns out about 22 million pounds of beef tallow.

That's a whole lot of fat. Soon, most, if not all, of it will be used to power semi-trucks, pickups and other vehicles that run on diesel fuel....MORE