Breaking More Ground

Cindy Zimmerman

US Bioenergy Thursday is the big day for a new ethanol plant in Michigan.

US BioEnergy will celebrate the opening of Michigan’s third ethanol plant in Woodbury Thursday, Sept. 14. Mitch Irwin, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, will serve as master of ceremonies. Bob Dineen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association will speak along with company officials. US Bio Woodbury will use more than 16 million bushels of corn to produce 50 million gallons of ethanol annually

According to the US Bio Woodbury page on the US Bioenergy website, they have a live web cam to “check out plant construction progress live.” I tried it, but it didn’t work – even after downloading the recommended software from the site, which took about 25 minutes! So, I assume it will be there sometime – maybe after the groundbreaking. I mean, how much could there be to look at now?