Thumbs up for leaders in biofuel plant talks
If you could do something that enhanced local economic development, brought more jobs to our community, helped our farmers, improved our environment, contributed to energy self-sufficiency and even strengthened our national security by making us less dependent on foreign oil, wouldn't you do it?
That's the choice our city and county elected officials, in cooperation with the local industrial authority, the state, Eastern Kentucky University, and the company General Atomics, are confronted with in negotiating to locate a biofuel plant in Winchester..
On Monday, the parties announced that within the next 18 to 24 months, researchers will examine the potential to produce biodiesel fuel from non-food agricultural products like switchgrass. If research shows the project is viable, Winchester would be the likely location for a multimillion-dollar processing plant.