Smithfield Foods to invest in hog waste fuel plant


SMITHFIELD, Va., Feb 21 (Reuters) - Smithfield Foods Inc. , the nation's largest pork producer, said on Friday it will build a $20 million facility in Utah to convert swine waste into a component of biodiesel vehicle fuel. Smithfield said it will be the major partner in BEST BioFuel LLC, a partnership that will build the plant at Smithfield-owned swine production facilities near Milford, Utah. "Livestock waste can be a source of clean, renewable vehicle fuel," said Robert F. Urell, ...

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