Conference Will Focus on Georgia's Potential for Biodiesel

Biodiesel's time has come say advocates, despite higher costs.

Published: 21-Aug-2003

ALBANY, Ga.Biodiesel - the clean-burning, renewable fuel that can make tailpipe exhaust smell like french fries cooking in a fast food restaurant - has been slow to catch on in Georgia.

But with the abundance of animal fat from poultry processing and the state's ability to grow oil-rich crops such as canola and soybeans, which could be converted to biodiesel, the fuel is attracting the interest of leaders such as former President Jimmy Carter.

He will join industry representatives, lawmakers and biodiesel experts for a conference in his hometown of Plains on Tuesday.



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