Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Alabama's first ethanol plant to go online fall 2008 in Dadeville

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The Alabama Renewable Energy Alliance has announced to build its first ethanol plant. The proposed plant will have a capacity of 55 million gallons and will be located in the city of Dadeville. Construction of the facility will be complete in fall 2008. It will be one of the first plants in the country to run completely on renewable energy sources.

"As I've told people this is the future," said U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks). "I'm thrilled that this plant is locating in my district and it will be the first for this state. Not to mention it helps the U.S. wean itself off the dependency of foreign oil."

The ethanol will be produced from approximately 20 million bushels of corn annually and will be one of the first plants in the country to be run entirely from renewable energy resources. The facility will include an on-site co-generation plant creating its own steam and electricity through the introduction of a fluidized bed boiler to be powered by local woody biomass as a clean and renewable energy source.