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MOSINEE, Wisc. -- U.S. Freedom Bio Fuels LLC, maker of biodiesel production equipment, has unveiled a processor that allows the efficient conversion of rendered animal fat to biodiesel fuel at a rate of 200 gallons every eight hours.
For every 10 pounds of rendered fat, the U.S. Freedom Bio Fuels model BD65AF will produce 1 gallon of finished fuel, which can be used to power diesel generators, diesel cars and trucks and oil fired furnaces, according to the company. The processor will create fuel in 40-and 65-gallon batches each in two hours.
The first machine is being used by Custom Meats of Marathon Inc. Owner Tom Heise said he was looking for a solution to the high cost of rendering disposal, as well as a way to reduce the operating cost of his fleet of delivery and livestock transport vehicles.
Burning a fuel that is 95 percent cleaner than No. 2 diesel fuel, Heise experienced a 15-percent improvement in miles per gallon, U.S. Freedom Bio Fuels said in a statement.
According to the American Association of Meat Processors, there are more than 5,000 USDA inspected meat processors in the United States. Each meat processor produces thousands of pounds of trimmings per week.
U.S. Freedom Bio Fuels LLC is looking for qualified distributors.
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