World's largest biodiesel plant will open in Indiana

Now this is commitment. Last week, Louis Dreyfus Agriculture Industries LLC broke ground on what they are claiming will be the world’s largest biodiesel production plant. Renewabale Energy Access is reporiting that the plant will be able to make 80 million gallons of biodiesel a year once it gets online, which will take at least 18 months (more likely over two years, but the article only says that the biodiesel part of the plant will not be started until 12 to 18 months from now. Nonetheless, this plant is eating up over $5 million in tax credits, and that shows that powerful folks in Indiana believe the state has a major role to play in making America more energy independent and focuses on renewable energy sources. The plant will employ about 85 people and the million tons of “waste” soybean meal will be used in the livestock and poultry industry in Indiana. [Source: Renewable Energy Access, Image Credit: USDA]

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