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Company wants to turn fat into fuel at Iowa plant
www.google.com ^ | 12/14/2009 | By AMY LORENTZEN

Posted on 12/14/2009 7:49:57 AM PST by Red Badger

DES MOINES, Iowa — A central Iowa plant could soon begin producing jet fuel from poultry fat.

Bolingbrook, Ill.-based Elevance Renewable Sciences plans to build a $15 million plant in Newton, adding onto an existing biodiesel operation.

The experimental operation plans to use plant oils and poultry fat as building blocks to replace petroleum-based chemicals used to make myriad products, including jet fuel, lubricants, adhesives and even cosmetics and candles.

"It allows us to make a very interesting slate of products, which is different and somewhat in contrast to how poultry fat is used today," said K'Lynne Johnson, Elevance's chief executive. "We are taking a waste stream of products ... and using it in a higher value manner."

The project, funded in part by $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, could get the final go-ahead by late January, Johnson said. The company also is seeking state financial support.

Construction of the plant would create up to 50 jobs, and seven or so permanent positions would be needed to run the biorefinery.

About one-fourth of first-year production would be focused on poultry fat. After that, Johnson said they'll let the market and their partners determine how much of its production would be dedicated to that area.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. poultry industry produces about 1.4 billion pounds of poultry fat every year.

Using Elevance's technology, that fat could produce about 250 million gallons of products including diesel fuel, jet fuel and specialty chemicals that can replace petroleum products, Johnson said. A biofuels processor needs the fat from about 50 chickens to make one gallon of fuel.

"In some ways it subsidizes actual food production because it lets poultry farmers get higher value for every chicken that they raise for food," Johnson said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: auto; biodiesel; diesel; energy; environment; fuel

1 posted on 12/14/2009 7:49:58 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: sully777; vigl; Cagey; Abathar; A. Patriot; B Knotts; getsoutalive; muleskinner; sausageseller; ...

Rest In Peace, old friend, your work is finished.....

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This is a fairly HIGH VOLUME ping list on some days.....

2 posted on 12/14/2009 7:50:38 AM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: Red Badger

where is the money coming from?


3 posted on 12/14/2009 7:51:04 AM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Beer Summit Putsch!!)
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To: Red Badger
Soylent Diesel?
4 posted on 12/14/2009 7:52:32 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Obamalaise - the new mood for America.)
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To: Red Badger

I wonder how long it will be before the population control activists approach this company about doing a joint venture.


5 posted on 12/14/2009 7:52:34 AM PST by Maceman
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To: GeronL
...funded in part by $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy,...
6 posted on 12/14/2009 7:52:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: KarlInOhio

Rosie and Moore could supply the whole truck fleet of a medium sized city............


7 posted on 12/14/2009 7:53:49 AM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: Red Badger

Schmaltz as a fuel? Who knew?


8 posted on 12/14/2009 7:55:15 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Red Badger

In that case, I’ve eaten my way through the winter pretty good. What do you say we trade free liposuction for me powering North Dakota?


9 posted on 12/14/2009 7:56:14 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: Red Badger

I think the PETA people will say that we are driving around in cars fueled by the suffering of chickens. (Not that they mind when fetal material is used in medical or cosmetic products, mind you...)


10 posted on 12/14/2009 7:58:08 AM PST by married21
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To: Red Badger; Grampa Dave; Brad's Gramma; SouthTexas; B4Ranch; SierraWasp

Oh sure... chickens today and us old folk tomorrow...


11 posted on 12/14/2009 7:59:03 AM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: domenad

“What do you say we trade free liposuction for me powering North Dakota?”


I’d give my right arm for such a noble cause. And my left, and my midsection, hips, chin, ...


12 posted on 12/14/2009 7:59:57 AM PST by married21
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To: Red Badger
"In some ways it subsidizes actual food production because it lets poultry farmers get higher value for every chicken that they raise for food," Johnson said.

Haven't we already been down this road with Corn? No pollo for yo tortillos pedro.

13 posted on 12/14/2009 8:02:34 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: Red Badger
I've read somewhere or another that there are several cities in America where you can take your used cooking oil into the municipal recycling plant.

I wonder what they do with it?

14 posted on 12/14/2009 8:02:48 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

Soon you will be required to recycle it, FRiend.


15 posted on 12/14/2009 8:04:06 AM PST by ichabod1 ( I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet.)
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To: Red Badger

ugh. how idiotic.


16 posted on 12/14/2009 8:05:28 AM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Beer Summit Putsch!!)
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To: Red Badger

There’s another use for those death panels. Think of how fuel-efficient it will be to kill off old people before they get too thin.


17 posted on 12/14/2009 8:05:55 AM PST by Piranha (Obama won like Bernie Madoff attracted investors: by lying about his values, policy and plans.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Funny, my first thought as well.


18 posted on 12/14/2009 8:11:38 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: hennie pennie

Sold to makers of Soaps, cosmetics, industrial chemicals.............


19 posted on 12/14/2009 8:13:15 AM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: Red Badger

SAVE THE CHICKENS!!!

20 posted on 12/14/2009 8:16:55 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: ichabod1; tubebender
Haven't we already been down this road with Corn? No pollo for yo tortillos pedro.

They already took the tortillas AND the whiskey, so unless you like it fried, it won't affect you.

21 posted on 12/14/2009 8:19:52 AM PST by SouthTexas (God Bless our Fort Hood Troops)
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To: Red Badger

I think it is a good thing, as long as it is limited to animals.

I think we should “use the whole buffalo” and any former waste product that can be put to good use is a good thing.

Much like with ethanol plants that can use corn to make ethanol and the byproduct can be used as a supplement for cattle feed, well depending on the process used to make ethanol which is still a somewhat negative means gain.


22 posted on 12/14/2009 8:32:53 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Red Badger

Are there ANY ALTERNATE FUELS that have made it into the market place without government subsidies?


23 posted on 12/14/2009 8:36:12 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Peruvian gang ‘killed victims for their fat

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2390991/posts


24 posted on 12/14/2009 8:44:04 AM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: Red Badger

I have no problem at all with “biofuels”.But the *last* place we should be using it is with jet fuel.I don’t want to be half way over the Pacific when the “bio” stuff in the fuel decides to freeze up.Yah,I’ll try biodiesel in my car (assuming the manufacturer allows it under the warranty) but not in any 777 in which *I’m* traveling.


25 posted on 12/14/2009 9:03:54 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Maceman; tubebender

“I wonder how long it will be before the population control activists approach this company about doing a joint venture.”

Tubebender sums this up fairly well.

‘Oh sure... chickens today and us old folk tomorrow...”

Of course this will have to happen before we are herded up into the local biospheres and can only eat organic food raised locally or Soylent Green.

When that happens, no one will have any fat on their body.


26 posted on 12/14/2009 9:10:29 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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To: Red Badger

Newton, get the hell away from this as soon as possible. My little burg just had a plant shuttered that produced diesel from hog and turkey offal. The operation was claimed to be odor free before it began operation. The smell produced fouled the atmosphere of the entire city. Real estate prices plummeted due to the sickening stench.
The plant was also financed by the federal government. It was a disaster for my city.
Thank the Lord it had to close down. The exhaust, of the diesel produced, smelled as bad as the processing of the animal guts, I’ve been told by those who tried the fuel.


27 posted on 12/14/2009 9:36:44 AM PST by em2vn
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To: Gay State Conservative
(assuming the manufacturer allows it under the warranty)

If it has piezo fuel injectors, it isn't...........

28 posted on 12/14/2009 9:58:09 AM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
...ANY ALTERNATE FUELS that have made it into the market place without government subsidies?

None that come to mind................

29 posted on 12/14/2009 9:59:43 AM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: Red Badger
If it has piezo fuel injectors, it isn't...........

Don't know (although,I guess,I should) what kind of fuel injectors mine has but the manual states anything more than B5 voids the warranty.

30 posted on 12/14/2009 10:25:04 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

If it’s newer than a 2000, it probably does..........


31 posted on 12/14/2009 10:29:15 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: em2vn
The smell produced fouled the atmosphere of the entire city. Real estate prices plummeted due to the sickening stench.

Your post reminds me of the vacation time I've spent in Bradenton,FL....home of a huge Tropicana plant.When they're doing a "run" you can smell citrus for some distance.It's kinda cool! Sure better than smelling chicken innards.

32 posted on 12/14/2009 10:29:17 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Red Badger
If it’s newer than a 2000, it probably does..........

Yah,it's an '09....and it's German (although I think all the diesels in this country are German).

33 posted on 12/14/2009 10:30:56 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Be careful. Make absolutely sure that any commercial fuels you buy do not have any biodiesel additives. It will clog the injectors and you will be stranded right there. The repairs will cost about 5 grand and are not under the warranty................


34 posted on 12/14/2009 10:33:34 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: Red Badger
Be careful. Make absolutely sure that any commercial fuels you buy do not have any biodiesel additives

Apart from a big road trip I took (Midwest,Canada) I buy all my fuel at one of three nearby stations...Hess,Gulf and Sunoco.And on the road trip I stuck with major brands just off the Interstate.

35 posted on 12/14/2009 10:41:13 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: tubebender

Hey hey hey!!!

I’m old but not THAT old!!!

/fib


36 posted on 12/14/2009 10:50:40 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Grampa Dave

I caught a blurb in our fish wrap that the Eureka city council will consider a application from Chevron for a ETHANOL offloading pipeline for their bulk plant here. Most fuel comes by barge from Benecia and is distributed to all brands except Costco and the Casinos who truck in their fuel...


37 posted on 12/14/2009 11:22:38 AM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Are there ANY ALTERNATE FUELS that have made it into the market place without government subsidies?

Why pick on alternatives; is any fuel not government subsidized?

38 posted on 12/14/2009 11:25:44 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red Badger

Gerold Nadler, Hillary and Michael Moore should keep the busy and profitable for several years.


39 posted on 12/14/2009 1:35:29 PM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: GraceG

Ethenol from waste would be OK, from Corn is stupid, turning food into fuel on it’s face is dumb but the % efficiency makes it dumber still and if that wasn’t enough it is counter productive to it’s stated goals to boot.

DUMB... DUMB ... DUMB

Sure did move the wealth around though, and made my old Boat just about worthless (since I can’t buy fuel without ethanol in it I have to replace my Tanks at a cost equal to the value of my beloved Boat)

TT


40 posted on 12/14/2009 2:08:40 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Parse every sentence uttered by a politician)
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To: tubebender; BOBTHENAILER

We call that stuff, Mythanol.


41 posted on 12/14/2009 3:11:44 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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To: TexasTransplant

>> Ethenol from waste would be OK, from Corn is stupid, turning food into fuel on it’s face is dumb but the % efficiency makes it dumber still and if that wasn’t enough it is counter productive to it’s stated goals to boot.

DUMB... DUMB ... DUMB

Sure did move the wealth around though, and made my old Boat just about worthless (since I can’t buy fuel without ethanol in it I have to replace my Tanks at a cost equal to the value of my beloved Boat)

TT <<

Agreed, right now it is “Not quite ready for primetime”, if you could turn corn stalks into ethanol and keep the corn kernels out of it then I could see it as good step. Also if we built more nuclear power plants, built ethanol production plants next to them, and used the “waste steam and hot water” to process corn stalks, wheat chaffe, etc... into ethanol then it could be a great supplement to our fuel economy. Right now it isn’t even break even.


42 posted on 12/14/2009 4:05:53 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Piquaboy

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43 posted on 12/17/2009 1:10:04 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: Red Badger

Are all the fat people we have walking around in this state going to be in any danger>


44 posted on 12/18/2009 6:21:40 AM PST by Piquaboy (Military veteran of 22 years in Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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To: Piquaboy

Not until Obamacare is a reality.............


45 posted on 12/18/2009 6:33:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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