Bio-Town May Get Ethanol Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

Bio Town Indiana’s “BioTown USA” might soon get it’s very own ethanol plant.

VeraSun of South Dakota has plans to is build a 110-million gallon capacity ethanol plant just outside the northern Indiana town of Reynolds that is a state project aimed at using renewable sources to provide all its energy.

The Biotown plan promoted by the state Department of Agriculture calls for construction of a plant that would use manure and other biomass material to generate electricity for the 500-person town about 20 miles north of Lafayette. It also is promoting the use of E85, which is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent petroleum-based gasoline, for vehicles.

The White County Area Plan Commission voted this week to approve a request to rezone 273 acres of land near the town to allow for construction of the plant.

Read more from the Monticello, IN Herald Journal.

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