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Omega Protein Uses New Fuel Source At VA Facility

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REEDVILLE, Va. (AP) - The company that operates the menhaden fishery in the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia says it has been able to reduce its fossil fuel use thanks to a new oil source.

Omega Protein Inc. said a partnership with an Arizona-based company for a new fuel source has cut energy costs and decreased fossil fuel consumption by up to 80 percent at its Reedville facility.
    
Omega is a Houston company that operates the fishery in Reedville that processes an oily fish called menhaden that is used in fish oil and other products.
    
The company says that since 2012 it has replaced more than 3 million gallons of oil with renewable diesel oil made from everyday food and cooking oils collected from wastewater.
    
The new fuel source is provided by RDX Technologies Corp.

 

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