Augusta, Wis. To rezone land for ethanol plant

By | November 01, 2002
The Augusta, Wis. City Council agreed Saturday to rezone land for a $35 million ethanol plant. Stonic Energy wants to start making ethanol at the plant by mid-2004 but still needs a permit from the state Department of Natural Resources before it begins construction, according to various new reports. The plant would use 7.5 million bushels of corn to make 20 mmgy. The company had proposed building a plant in Menomonie but failed to get the needed permits. The company would build the plant's exhaust stack at least 125 feet high and would include a thermal oxidizer to reduce odors, project developer Matt Sederstrom said. The council was unanimous in approving the rezoning request.