ETHANOL COMPANY CONTINUES PLANS FOR GREENVILLE PLANT
Following the pulling of federal funding from the FutureGen project in Mattoon and the land options lapse in Greenville for the AENS ethanol plant, there is growing doubt about the construction of ethanol plants. WGEL spoke with another company that still has their eyes set on Greenville and says their process and by-products, for making ethanol, leaves their plant plans unchanged by recent events.
We spoke with Dave Elder of Reed-Three Rivers Bio Grain. Elder said that the by-products, produced at the Reed-Three Rivers’ plants, make the plants profitable even without ethanol production. The by-products can be made into a plastic like plant material that is completely bio-degradable, corn oil and other food grade material.
According to Elder, the financing for ten plants is being concluded now. The first plant will likely be in Havana, the second in Danville and the third in Greenville. Greenville’s access to a railroad, its proximity to St. Louis and farm ground were all listed as positives, when selecting the Ethanol Plant site.
EARLY DISMISSAL AND SPRING BREAK FOR UNIT 2 STUDENTS
The Bond County Unit 2 School District has announced a student attendance adjustment in order to have parent teacher conferences and begin Spring Break. On Wednesday, March 19th and Thursday, March 20th, students at the Greenville Elementary, Pocahontas and Sorento centers will dismiss at 12:30PM; Greenville Jr. High will dismiss at 12:35PM; and the Unit 2 High School will dismiss at 12:37PM.
The Greenville Elementary Early Childhood Class will run a regular schedule both days. However, AM and PM KRP students will not be in attendance throughout the district. Parent conferences will be held from 1-6PM.
Unit 2 Students will then have no school on Friday, March 21st for the start of Spring Break. School will resume at all centers Thursday, March 27th.