Fulton, Missouri… home of Westminster College, which is home of Winston Churchill’s famous “Iron Curtain” speech… could soon be home to Missouri’s newest biodiesel plant. The city’s council has approved a plan to have a 10-million-gallon-a-year refinery on a parcel of land owned by the city.
The Fulton (MO) Sun reports local businessman Boyd Ware will serve as the facility’s chief investor and general manager:
Ware said the Fulton facility would be able to convert a variety of “feed stocks” – including soybean, peanut and canola oils – into biodiesel. He said animal fats such as cooking grease are another feed stock option, and often can be obtained as waste for little or no cost.
“There’s a market for these that has not been tapped into or utilized,” Ware said.
There are three other biodiesel plants in Missouri with another five in the works.