Bio-diesel Plant Planned for Western Kentucky

A 50-million gallon bio-diesel plant is planned for western Kentucky!

The plant is a multi-million dollar project by Owensboro Grain. Groundbreaking for the new plant is scheduled for May 18.

Officials hope to have it in full operation by mid-2007. The plant will employ 10-to-15 people.

Officials say it will use vegetable oil from soybeans grown in Kentucky for bio-diesel production.

There are currently 53 bio-diesel plants across the country with 40 more planned. Two ethanol plants that would use corn to make motor fuel could be coming to the Henderson area.

The northwest Kentucky CEO says if either of the plants are built, more than 100 jobs would be created.

There are now 97 ethanol plants in the U.S. and 34 under construction.