On Monday, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland toured the nearly complete Greater Ohio Ethanol plant in Lima to promote his jobs creation program.
According to LimaOhio.com, the governor’s “Building Ohio Jobs” proposal includes more than $250 million for investment in advanced energy projects including solar manufacturing, advanced coal technology and biofuels.
“I think this community should feel really good about the effort that has gone into the successful completion of this plant. What I’ve been told is every segment of this community got behind this effort and supported it,” Strickland said. “This is the result of people working together to accomplish something that is good for everyone. It’s going to be good for the farmers, the agriculture community in Ohio will benefit as a result of this plant.”
In January, Strickland helped open the new POET Energy ethanol plant in Leipsic.
“We want to invest an additional $250 million into encouraging developments like this one,” Strickland said. “We’ll invest in renewable fuel sources, advanced technologies and so on so we can become less dependent on sources outside our state and outside the nation to meet our energy needs.”