Sep 16, 2021 7:36 PM

Plant to pretreat animal fats for renewable fuel industry

Posted Sep 16, 2021 7:36 PM

DAKOTA CITY, Nebraska (AP) — Construction is starting on a Nebraska plant that will pretreat animal fat for eventual conversion into renewable diesel fuel.

The Sioux City Journal reports that the  JST Global facility is a joint venture between Tyson Foods’ and Jacob Stern & Sons.

It will be built on 6.5 acres next to Tyson’s flagship beef plant in Dakota City and will complement a similar JST plant in Houston.

Construction begins this week, with plans to have it up and running by the end of 2022.

It will employ 22 people, including management and operations.