March 30, 2009
Corn Plus is exploring the possibility of using treated wastewater from the city of Winnebago in it's ethanol plant.
The city of Winnebago discharges a minimum of about 350,000 gallons of treated wastewater into the Blue Earth River each day.
The ethanol plant just east of town uses up to 350,000 gallons of fresh groundwater daily to produce its fuel.
Ethanol plants have taken a lot of criticism lately for their water usage. This arrangement would help to divert some of that criticism and would be a new revenue source for the city of Winnebago.
Source : Mankato Free Press