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Grease and oil do mix at new plant in Dexter

Grease and oil do mix at new plant in Dexter
By: Mike Shain

DEXTER, Mo. --Global Fuels began production Monday night of biodiesel fuel at its plant in Dexter.  The alternative fuel is made entirely from soybean oil and poultry grease. The new plant, employing ten persons, will produce 8,000 or 9,000 gallons of B-100 fuel daily with an annual goal of 3-millions gallons.

Plant manager Tim Hutchcraft says "It's hard to sell something you don't have."  But with production underway, he says Global is attracting a lot of interest.  Hutchcraft says the fuel, which contains no petroleum, is price competitive with diesel and may produce a bit more mileage.  He also points out that it is biodegradable, safe, and renewable. 

Soybeans are the largest crop in Southeast Missouri and the area is a major poultry producer as well.

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