GEISMAR, La. (AP) -- Tyson Foods Inc. said Monday that diesel fuel from its first biofuels plant is passing quality tests.
The fuel plant makes biodiesel from animal fat and other wastes produced at Tyson's slaughterhouses. The nation's biggest meat company operates the plant in a joint venture with Syntroleum Corp. The plant has been operating since October.
Tyson said the plant in Geismar, La., is now producing 2,500 barrels of biodiesel a day. The fuel is passing quality tests that measure its "cloud point," when low temperatures make it gum up.
The plant began shipping fuel in October, and has been making jet fuel for the Air Force Research Laboratory.