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In go ìrotting heads, gnarled feet, slimy intestines, and lungs swollen with putrid gasesî

Ted Balaker
July 6, 2006, 9:57am

And out comes black gold. A plant in Carthage, Missouri turns turkey guts, and other kinds of filth, into oil: Brian Appel, the man behind it all, says "This is the first commercial biorefinery in the world that can make oil from a variety of waste streams." As you might expect cost was a big issue. Appel underestimated costs and was overly optimistic about turning a profit. For most of the plant's life he's actually lost $40 per barrel. And there were other problems, like that horrendous stench: Article here.

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