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Soybean candle wax to benefit local farmers

By Melody Wallace, Owensboro TimesAt the Rural Life Celebration on Aug.12, Owensboro Grain Executive Vice President, John Wright, presented the attendees with the exciting news that the refinery would soon be using soybean oil and biodiesel to create candle wax.Wright said this was in an effort to “convert more ag-based products,” with the goal of…

Owensboro Grain starts producing candle wax

By Keith Lawrence Messenger-InquirerDaviess County soybeans will soon be turning up in a place farmers never dreamed of in the past -- scented candles.Owensboro Grain is moving to cash in on America's $3.2 billion candle industry, making soy-based wax that can be used to make candles.John Wright, the company's executive vice president, said production of…