Oleochem Analytics – JST Global, a Joint Venture (JV) between Tyson Foods’ and Jacob Stern & Sons, announced September 15 the start of construction on a facility in Nebraska to pretreat animal fat for eventual conversion into renewable diesel.
The plant will be built on 6.5 acres (2.63 hectares) next to Tyson’s flagship beef plant in Dakota City, Nebraska and will complement a similar JST plant in Houston, Texas, JST Global announced.
“The new Dakota facility will allow JST Global to deliver a consistent supply of value-added low carbon intensity feedstocks to meet the growing demands of the renewable fuels market”, said Jay Van Valen, CEO of JST Global.
The plant will also be capable of meeting the stringent feedstock specifications that renewable diesel producers require, according to JST Global.
The new pretreatment plant is expected to be running by the end of 2022.