Will a plant be built in Gering, Nebraska?

By | April 01, 2002
Early this month, the Gering, Neb., City Council approved a resolution supporting an ethanol plant proposed by Crossroads Cooperative, but that doesn't necessarily mean the plant will be built in Gering, sources say.

Crossroads Cooperative President Bob Kelly said the co-op had been contacted by several communities wanting the ethanol plant after Gering residents protested plans at a meeting in late March. Crossroads Cooperative and Wyoming Ethanol had presented a feasibility study and asked for support from the council.

Crossroads proposed to construct the plant on the east side of Gering. Crossroads has a grain-handling facility at the site and picked it because of a railroad spur that the plant would need. The plant would produce 15 mmgy and create 25 to 30 new jobs, with a projected payroll to exceed $ 1 million.

According to the resolution it adopted, the Gering City Council opted to support the plant because of the potential for economic development.