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Biodiesel Plant to Open in Stuttgart Today

APRIL 21, 2006 - Posted at 8:09 a.m. CST


STUTTGART, AR - The president of Patriot BioFuels says the company's new biodiesel plant in Stuttgart may ease the sticker shock of gasoline and fuel prices.

A ceremony today will mark the opening of the new plant and company president Tommy Foltz says production will begin sometime next week.  The plant will use chicken fat and oil from soybeans and other crops to make a fuel that is blended with diesel.  The fuel can be used on highways and farms, Foltz said.

The plant will employ eight people.

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