North Carolina joined the ethanol boom today when ground was broken in Hoke County for the state's first plant.
The plant is being built in Dundarrach, about three miles southeast of Raeford. It is expected to bring 100 jobs and millions of tax dollars to the mostly rural county
The $100 million plant -- being developed by Cary-based Clean Burn Fuels -- will be the largest on the East Coast. It is one of four proposed facilities in the state hoping to cash in on what could become the surge in biofuels interest.
Clean Burn Fuels, LLC is a Limited Liability Company formed by Jack Carlisle and Phil Kohl. The goal of Clean Burn Fuels, LLC is to be the first plant to produce ethanol in the state of North Carolina. A site in Raeford (20 miles west of Fayetteville and 20 miles east of Pinehurst), Hoke County, NC has been selected as the first site of a 60 million gallon per year plant (m.g.y), with potential room for expansion to 240 m.g.y.. Clean Burn Fuels began site work on December 20, 2007. We have completed the Chiller Building, Dried Distillers Grains Building, Grain Receiving Building, main pipe rack, Cooling Tower
Our business plan was developed by Christianson & Associates, A Certified Public Accounting and Consultant Firm from Willmar, Minnesota. Construction management will be handled by Clean Burn Fuels.
GM Orders `Fill 'er Up With Ethanol,' and Detroit Adds Pumps
General Motors Corp.'s drive to put ethanol-based fuel in the tanks of more U.S. cars and trucks may transform Detroit's neighborhood gas stations and its drivers into pioneers in the use of the gasoline alternative.
Many Americans tout ethanol as the fuel of the future. Corn growers push for more ethanol to be blended with gasoline. Congressional members, plugging for support from Midwest farmers, promote the mandated use of ethanol.
Herseth Legislation Seeks To Increase Use Of Ethanol
As members of Congress struggle with solutions to high gas prices, South Dakota Rep. Stephanie Herseth and other Democrats are hoping to boost ethanol production as a partial solution. ________________________________________________________
Ethanol in the Energy Policy Act
The following is a reference taken from the signing of the Energy Policy Act by President George W. Bush:
"The bill also will lead to a greater diversity of fuels for cars and trucks. The bill includes tax incentives for producers of ethanol and biodiesel. The bill includes a flexible, cost-effective renewable fuel standard that will double the amount of ethanol and biodiesel in our fuel supply over the next seven years. Using ethanol and biodiesel will leave our air cleaner. And every time we use a home-grown fuel, particularly these, we're going to be helping our farmers, and at the same time, be less dependent on foreign sources of energy."