Animal fat into renewable energy
Tyson Foods, Inc., the largest US
meat company, is developing renewable energy from animal fat.
According to Chief Executive Richard Bond, “"(The fuel is)
absolutely better than ethanol." Tyson produces 2.3 billion pounds
of fat a year as a byproduct of its operations and could potentially
start production of the fuel by the end of the year. They are also
looking producing energy from poultry litter.
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Creating renewable resources from
waste is moving towards sustainable production; however, when
suffering is involved, as in the case of animals raised for food,
the plight of God’s animals should be of most importance.
Reducing the number of animals
raised for food, reduces the amount of waste produced. This is the
most direct and effective path to decrease environmental pollution
and animal suffering.