Recent Ethanol News

Cornwall ethanol plant may cost tax payers over $2 million dollars:
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Europe considers ban on importing some bio fuel crops:
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Developer files application to stop proposed Barrie ethanol plant:
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Norfolk Southern ethanol train de-rails:
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Fire breaks out at Prairie Ethanol plant:
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Another urban ethanol plant bites the dust.

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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Recent Ethanol Incidents

2000 people evacuated from ethanol/gas fire caused by static electricity in Sioux Center:

Silo fire at Badger State Ethanol:

700 students flee lab after beaker of ethanol ignites:

Lightning strike causes explosion at biofuels facility in Brazil: