UPDATE 1-Smithfield to turn hog waste into diesel fuel

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(Recasts lead, adds background, byline, changes dateline, previously SMITHFIELD, Va.) By Bob Burgdorfer CHICAGO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Smithfield Foods Inc. , the nation's largest pork producer, said on Friday it will build a $20 million facility in Utah that will use waste from 500,000 hogs to make biodiesel, a renewable vehicle fuel. Biodiesel is an alternative fuel that can be made from any fat including vegetable oil and used cooking oil. About 15 million gallons were used in the ...

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