This Friday, officials with US BioEnergy including CEO Gordon Ommen, along with Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Fagen, Inc. CEO Ron Fagen, Minnesota Corn Growers Association Vice President Roger Moore, and local officials will celebrate the groundbreaking of a 100-million-gallon-a-year ethanol plant at Janesville, Minnesota. The ceremony starts at 11:00 a.m.
In a release, US BioEnergy explains the importance of this ethanol plant:
The US must look to a long-term solution to lessen its dependence on foreign oil and decrease gasoline’s negative impact on the environment. Ethanol is a home-grown solution that is better for the environment, while creating jobs within the US. All cars that run on gasoline can safely use gas blended with 10% ethanol. Over the coming years, automotive manufacturers are expected to continue increasing the number of flex-fuel vehicles that will run on 85% ethanol. It’s clean, it’s safe and it’s the future.
Here’s some details of the ceremony:
WHEN: Friday, June 15, 2007
11:00-11:45 Groundbreaking Ceremony
WHERE: Trinity Lutheran School Gymnasium
501 North Main Street
energy.agwired.com plans to get some photos from the event, so check back to see more.