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Biodiesel Industry Threatens Oleochemical Supply

12:19 PM MST | January 23, 2009 | REBECCA COONS

A growing major challenge facing oleochemical suppliers is competition with biodiesel manufacturers that use some of the same raw materials, including tallow, in their refineries. The fate of oleochemical supply is extremely important to consumer product manufacturers, including Procter & Gamble (P&G), suppliers say. “Biodiesel has been a game changer,” says Tom Nelson, global sales director at P&G Chemicals. “Oleochemicals have a presence in over 20 of P&G’s billion-dollar brands,” Nelson says. The Soap and Detergent...

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