Investors in a new, 30-million gallon a year biodiesel plant near Freeport, Illinois are meeting this week. Blackhawk Biofuels LLC will hold investor meetings today at 1 p.m. in Pontiac, Ill. and in Joliet, Ill. at 7:00 tonight. There will also be meetings tomorrow (Jan. 25th) in Dekalb, Ill. at 1 p.m. and Freeport, Ill. at 7 p.m. A couple of more meetings are scheduled for next month (click here for complete schedule and maps).
“After months of planning, we are pleased to begin selling units of our offering,“ stated Ron Mapes, chair of the Blackhawk Biofuels Board of Managers. “We invite everyone interested in a renewable fuels investment to attend an investor information meeting to learn more about biodiesel and our project.”
Total expected project cost for Blackhawk Biofuels is forecast to be $62 million with half coming from local investment and the balance through debt financing. The business plan calls for 30 employees with an expected annual payroll of $1.5 million.
Blackhawk Biofuels is registered to sell units in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Indiana.