Web Date: November 7, 2006
VeraSun To Diversify Into Biodiesel
VeraSun Energy, the nation's second-largest ethanol producer, plans to produce biodiesel from oil extracted from distillers' grains, a coproduct of the ethanol production process.
Brookings, S.D.-based VeraSun, which has filed a provisional patent application for the technology with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, says it would be the first company to develop a large-scale commercial facility to make the two biofuels from the same feedstock.
"This opportunity is a natural extension to our business . . .
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