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The J.R. Simplot Company is one of the largest privately held firms in the country, employing approximately 10,000 people worldwide. As a large
agribusiness firm, Simplot has significant fuel costs associated with their transportation fleet. As a means to reduce this cost, Simplot would like to
use the waste oil generated in the Simplot French Fry Plant, located in Caldwell, Idaho, to manufacture biodiesel. Currently Simplot sells this waste oil as cattle feedstock; however, the rising price of gas makes converting the oil to biodiesel a financially favorable option for Simplot.
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