Wednesday, June 22, 2011
|Harvesting miscanthus for fuel.|
Aloterra Energy has plans to build a biomass conversion plant near Ashtabula Harbor and predicts that with support companies, 1,200 jobs will be created. Ashtabula County has lost manufacturing jobs and many farmers in the area have been struggling, so this is welcome news.
Aloterra is partnered in three similar plants in Missouri and Arkansas.
The above is excerpted from an article here, which also has a video news story on the announcement and farmers' reactions to it.