High Plains Bioenergy’s biodiesel production is vital to the connectivity of the Seaboard Foods’ system.
From before the farm to beyond the plate, Seaboard Foods’ commitment to sustainability is highlighted
in our biodiesel operations.
High Plains Bioenergy operates a 30 million gallon plus per year biodiesel plant that uses animal fats,
including pork fat from the Seaboard Foods’ Guymon fresh pork processing plant, and vegetable oils as the
feedstock for biodiesel. The biodiesel plant is located next to the pork processing plant at 3291 Desert
Rd. in Guymon, Okla.
These fats and oils go through a chemical process called transesterification to separate glycerin from animal
fats and vegetable oils. This process creates two products - methyl esters, the chemical name for biodiesel,
and glycerin, a valuable byproduct used in food, feed, drugs, cosmetics and lubricants. The plant uses Desmet
Ballestra technology to exceed the ASTM D-6751 specification - the industry standard for high-quality biodiesel.
Biodiesel is defined as mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from
vegetable oils or animal fats which conform to ASTM D6751 specifications for use
in diesel engines. Biodiesel refers to the pure fuel before blending with diesel
fuel. Biodiesel blends are denoted as, "BXX" with "XX" representing the percentage
of biodiesel contained in the blend (ie: B20 is 20% biodiesel, 80% petroleum diesel).
For more information about biodiesel, visit the www.biodiesel.org.
Source: The National Biodiesel Board
The goal of High Plains Bioenergy is to produce the highest quality biodiesel fuel, focusing on exceeding our
customers’ expectation and providing complete customer satisfaction. We comply with all requirements as a BQ-9000
Producer as described by the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission, exceed the requirements of ASTM D6751
specifications and are aligned with the National Biodiesel Board recommendations.
- B100 biodiesel
- B99 biodiesel
- Crude Glycerin
- - 80% (min.) Glycerin guaranteed