Soydiesel, Ethanol Prospects Eyed by Region 8 Farmers - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Corning, AR

Soydiesel, Ethanol Prospects Eyed by Region 8 Farmers

MARCH 1, 2007 - Posted at 11:13 a.m. CST

 

CORNING, AR - If a biofuel-from-soybeans plant is to be built in northeast Arkansas, area farmers and bankers say the region will also need a soybean-crushing facility.

About 200 people attended a meeting this week in Corning to explore what would be involved in starting a fuel plant.  Without a crusher, local soybeans would have to be shipped out-of-state to have the oil extracted.  Then the oil would have to be shipped back to northeast Arkansas for fuel production.

A steering committee was named to begin getting investors and other needs lined up for both a bean-crushing facility and soydiesel production plant.

Also at the meeting, a representative of a Colorado biofuels consulting firm outlined a proposal to build an ethanol production plant that would use locally produced corn and milo.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Flooding reported in Thayer area

    Flooding reported in Thayer area

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:51:11 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:32:29 GMT
    (Source: Officer Bryant with Thayer PD)(Source: Officer Bryant with Thayer PD)

    Heavy rains on Wednesday have caused problems in a park in southeast Missouri, officials said Wednesday night. 

    Heavy rains on Wednesday have caused problems in a park in southeast Missouri, officials said Wednesday night. 

  • Batesville School District to arm staff members

    Batesville School District to arm staff members

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:11 PM EDT2018-07-19 02:11:14 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:19:02 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    In an effort to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff, the Batesville School District will allow staff members to carry guns during the upcoming school year.

    In an effort to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff, the Batesville School District will allow staff members to carry guns during the upcoming school year.

  • JPD investigates allegations against the Salvation Army

    JPD investigates allegations against the Salvation Army

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:10:58 GMT
    Source: KAITSource: KAIT

    Jonesboro police are investigating the Salvation Army after allegations of misappropriation of funds by an employee.

    Jonesboro police are investigating the Salvation Army after allegations of misappropriation of funds by an employee.

Powered by Frankly