Big Plant Planned For Indiana

Cindy Zimmerman

Daniels Aventine Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels joined officials from Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc., Consolidated Grain and Barge Co., and the Ports of Indiana Friday to announce plans for a 220 million gallon ethanol facility.

The plant, which will be the largest in the state, will be built on 116 acres at the Port of Indiana in Mount Vernon, according to a release from the governor’s office.

“A critical success factor for our economic comeback plan is the production of more energy right here in Indiana. Clean coal, corn, soybeans and wind power can all be sources of jobs directly and indirectly by giving us an energy edge over other states,” said Daniels.