Turning Waste into Renewable Energy
Our connected food system doesn’t stop when we send pork products to market. We aim to be good environmental stewards, and we are always working to reduce or repurpose our waste.
Converting Animal Fat to Biodiesel
Seaboard Energy supports the use of renewable energy alternatives from and for Seaboard Foods. Seaboard Energy produces biodiesel by using pork fat from our processing plant in Guymon, Oklahoma.
Seaboard Energy makes more than 78.8 million gallons of biodiesel annually*
Seaboard Energy produces enough biodiesel to power 6,159 trucks driving 80,000 miles a year for one year*
Seaboard Foods replaced 426,989 diesel gallons with CNG in its farm operations*
* 2020 Seaboard Foods Sustainability Report
Harnessing the Benefits of Compressed Natural Gas
Seaboard Energy CNG also supports the energy needs of Seaboard Foods’ compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicles with a public filling station located near our Guymon processing facility.
CNG burns much cleaner than gasoline or petroleum diesel because it primarily consists of methane, the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels. Compared to petroleum diesel, CNG emits far fewer pollutants, including 25% less greenhouse gasses, 88% less NOx and 22% less particulate matter.