Seaboard Foods Building Oklahoma Biodiesel Plant

Shawnee Mission-based Seaboard Foods has announced that construction is underway to build a biodiesel plant in Guymon, Okla., with a capacity to produce 30 million gallons annually.

The renewable fuel plant will use animal fats, including pork fat — a byproduct from the Seaboard Foods’ Guymon pork processing plant, and vegetable oils as the feedstock for biodiesel.

The plant will be part of the recently created High Plains Bioenergy—a wholly owned subsidiary of Seaboard Foods, focused on renewable energy sources from the Seaboard Foods integrated system.

After a start-up phase, the company plans to hold a grand opening event in 2008. Once operating, the plant will employ 30 to 35 employees.

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