Agri-Source Fuels is converting a former citrus juice factory in Dade City, Florida, to a biodiesel plant with an annual capacity of more than 125 million gallons. That capacity would make it the largest biodiesel producer in the US. The company hopes to begin production soon.
The plant will use chicken fat hauled in from Georgia and Alabama and palm and cottonseed oils shipped from South America as the feedstock, according to a report in the St. Petersburg Times.
The plant will be the second biodiesel plant in the Tampa Bay area. Lakeland’s World Energy Alternatives plant produced 12 million gallons last year.
(A hat-tip to The Fueling Station!)