Food and fuel are the basic ethos of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. Headquartered in Okla. City, the 500-location chain across 41 states is a welcome respite for weary drivers and truckers who need to fill their bellies and tanks day or night. Now, Love’s is combining food and fuel in a bigger way that starts with the agricultural industry and ends at the pump. Reese Energy Consulting today is following news from Love’s Family of Companies and food titan Cargill, which will join forces in a first-of-its-kind, 50/50 joint venture to produce and market renewable diesel for retail sale starting at Love’s locations. Take note Pilot Flying J. The new entity—Heartwell Renewables—will construct a bio plant in Hastings, Neb., that uses animal fat as feedstock to produce 80 million gallons of fuel a year that’s lower in carbon intensity, offers faster combustion speed, and emits far less emissions than conventional diesel. Groundbreaking on the Neb., plant is expected in the next few weeks with completion set for spring 2023.
Love's Family of Companies
The Love’s Family of Companies has more than 30,000 employees in their travel stops, Speedco locations and country stores from coast to coast, with corporate offices in Oklahoma City and corporate offices with Musket Corporation and Trillium. This is in addition to the men and women who transport their fuel across the United States with Gemini Motor Transport.