Nebraska Rural Development State Director Maxine Moul was joined by South Dakota State Director Elsie Meeks and Iowa Area Director Theresa Jordison on March 30th to recognize Ag Processing Inc. (AGP) headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska with a plaque for their production of advanced biodiesel fuels. The business produces advanced biodiesel from soybean oil created in two facilities, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa and St. Joseph, Missouri.
In January 2011, AGP received payment of almost half a million dollars under the USDA Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels, based on eligible production of advanced biodiesel from soybean oil produced at the two plants.
The Sergeant Bluff plant is the first plant in North America that was built specifically as a soy biodiesel plant. AGP vice-president John Campbell said it has been in operation since 1995, and is also the oldest continuously operating plant in the U.S.
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