Sunday, June 18, 2006

Is Evansville Next For BioWillie?

The Observer has the scoop on Landmark's presentation to the Planning Committee regarding a biodiesel production facility on Evansville's east side. They will make another presentation next Tuesday at the Evansville Economic Development meeting.

Update: Gina Duwe and The Gazette have more info. The fuel plant itself will have 25 jobs with it. The most encouraging quote from the article?
Company officials were impressed with the city's response to such a project.
Swalheim called Evansville officials "spectacular." "We were very impressed with
the mayor and the commission members and the excellent business climate that the
Evansville area offers," he said.

The proposed facility would bring about 100 jobs to town and use exsisting infrastructure to bring in the raw materials. It's far from being a done deal but let's hope that we can pull together to make this happen.

From Willie's website: In 1911 Rudolf Diesel stated:
"The diesel engine can be fed with vegetable oils and would help considerably in
the development of agriculture of the countries which use it." In 1912, Diesel
said "the use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today.
But such oils may become in course of time as important as petroleum and the
coal tar products of the present time."

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