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St. Landry Solid Waste Distrct to Expand Bio-Fuel Operation

The St. Landry Solid Waste Disposal District made headlines in 2012 when it opened the state's first biofuel operation to convert waste methane into environmentally friendly fuel for vehicles.

By October of this year it is expected to launch another first, the nation's first "mother-daughter" fueling arrangement.

"We will be generating the fuel in one location and then transporting it to an alternate site," said Katry Martin, solid waste's executive director, who added that alternate site will be in Opelousas.

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