[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) Director Mitch Irwin joined 57 Michigan soybean farmers and other owners of Michigan Biodiesel LLC on July 13, 2006, at an open house and tour of a biodiesel processing plant nearing completion in Bangor, Michigan. The plant, expected to be in full biodiesel fuel production by fall 2006, will have a capacity of 10 million gallons per year (mgy). MDA partnered with Michigan Biodiesel LLC on a general feasibility study and preliminary business plan for biodiesel production in Michigan. Those results, released in March 2006, concluded that with an investment of $7 to $12 million, a stand-alone, 5 to 10 mgy biodiesel plant could be built in one of several Michigan locations, including Bangor. Working with the Michigan State University (MSU) Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan Biodiesel LLC finalized a business plan and began construction at the Bangor site.