[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Texas-based energy company White Energy Hereford plans to build a 100 million gallon-per-year ethanol plant in Hereford, Texas, one of the largest ethanol plants in the U.S. The plant will be the first of three plants the company has planned for development in the U.S. The company has signed a letter of intent with Hereford Ethanol LLC and subsequently filed for its air permit with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The plant is scheduled to begin operations in the fourth financial quarter of 2006. The Hereford Ethanol LLC consortium, made up of local companies and community leaders, was created more than two years ago to investigate the potential of building an ethanol plant in the city. Members of the White Energy team have been involved with community leaders for more than two years pursuing renewable energy opportunities.