Ethanol Plant Grows in Nebraska

[] A 50-million gallon ethanol plant to be built near Fairfield, Nebraska by DeWeese BioFuels will use a projected 19 million bushels of corn and milo annually and create up to 40 jobs. In addition to producing 50 million gallons of ethanol, the plant will produce an estimated 161,500 tons annually of distiller grains, a byproduct of ethanol used for animal feed. The 92-acre plot was selected after a feasibility study confirmed availability of 1 million head of cattle on feed within a 75-mile radius of the site and more than 200 million bushels of corn and milo being produced within a 40-mile radius of the site. The site also offered access to a rail line, natural gas pipeline, a new electric substation, irrigation wells and state highways. Permitting for the site is expected in 2006, with construction slotted for spring 2007.
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