Ohio Farm Family Opens Biodiesel Plant

John Davis

I’m a sucker for the grassroots biodiesel projects out there, especially when they include a family of farmers.

This story from the Springfield, Ohio News-Sun caught my eye as it is a story of the Purdy family opening its own biodiesel plant on the family farm:

pkbiodiesel.jpgJack Purdy, who has farmed in Woodstock for more than 30 years, now also is the owner of P.K. Biodiesel — a plant on his farm that makes fuel from soybean oil.

P.K. Biodiesel celebrated its grand opening Friday, with family, friends and local leaders.

Representatives from the offices of senators Sherrod Brown and George Voinovich and Congressman Jim Jordan presented commendations to the business for the progressive development in agriculture.

There’s not a lot of information on the company’s web site PKBiodiesel.com yet, but it might be worth a look, especially as the plant gets closer to the 5-6 million gallons of biodiesel it is capable of producing.