Tyson Converts Animal, Veggie Fat Into Jet Fuel
The new plant will use Syntroleum's patented "Biofining" process in producing the synthetic fuel. Each company will have an equal stake in the venture. Tyson will supply animal fats, greases and vegetable oils that will be the basis for the "ultra-clean, high quality, next generation renewable" fuel.
The companies say the fuel will produce almost no sulfur emission, will have greater combustibility and will have better thermal stability than other fuels, a plus for military use.