Location has always been the main concern about allowing an ethanol plant to be built within the city limits of Barrie, Ontario -one of the fastest growing communities in Canada.
The majority of the plants in the United States are located in rural areas with low population density.
Recently two proposals were brought forth with the intention of establishing an ethanol plant in an urban environment. The first was to be in Fayetteville NC. This plant was rejected due to widespread community opposition.
The second was to be built in the Chesapeake-Portsmouth area of Virginia.
This proposal has now been rejected by both councils.
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