Ethanol Plant Permit Applications Abound in Illinois

Cindy Zimmerman

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is snowed under with air permit applications from ethanol plant projects.

According to a story from the Illinois Farm Bureau publication FarmWeek, there were 13 applications in September alone.

On average, an ethanol project receives a permit about six months after submitting an application. Permits for controversial projects or those that go through a public hearing can take nine months.

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