Running on Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

ThompsonFormer Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson is considering a presidential bid while he serves as chairman on the board of a new ethanol plant.

Thompson, who also served as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Bush administration, last week announced that he would be forming an exploratory committee for president next year.

In the meantime, he will be working on plans for a 120 million gallon a year ethanol plant as chairman of Global Renewable LLC, a Whitewater, Wis. company that has unveiled plans to construct and operate the plant in the Town of Sharon. The plant is expected to be operational in October 2008, and will require approximately 38 million bushels of corn annually.

Read more.

Ethanol, News