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Web Date: November 7, 2006

VeraSun To Diversify Into Biodiesel

Major ethanol producer plans to make two biofuels from the same feedstock
Department: Business | Collection: Sustainability

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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