Landmark Services Cooperative, a farmer-owned cooperative, has been awarded a $4 million grant to build a soybean crushing plant in Evansville with the capacity to process 20 million bushels of soybeans annually.
In announcing the grant, Gov. Jim Doyle said the facility will be the first in the state to create soybean oil destined to become biodiesel.
“The soybeans Wisconsin grows so well will stay here in the state, get processed in Evansville and may end up fueling the tractors along these roads,” Doyle said.
“This facility offers us a way to create jobs, free us from big oil companies and advance our commitment to renewable energy.”
See release: http://www.wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=123090