APRIL 3, 2006 - Posted at 8:14 a.m. CST
SIKESTON, MO - An ethanol plant that's planned for southeast Missouri will provide up to 65 jobs. Construction of the $205 million plant in Sikeston is expected to start in November.
Bootheel Agri-Energy says it will buy 160 acres in an industrial park for a plant that will produce 100 million gallons a year. Once completed, it will be the largest ethanol plant in the state and one of the largest in the country.
The plant will use about 35 million bushels of corn a year. Company officials announced the plant in November officials announced the plant in November and had narrowed the list to three sites in Sikeston and Scott City.