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March 10, 2003

Funds sought for Northeast Texas ethanol plant

Associated Press

TYLER -- Leaders of a five-county economic development group in Northeast Texas are looking for an outside group to pursue funding on whether to build an ethanol plant in the area.

The economic leaders say they need to secure a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take their idea to the next step. An ethanol plant, they said, would help stimulate the area economy.

The group, Crossroads, represents Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Van Zandt and Wood counties.

"We have taken this as far as we can go," said Gary McKinley, Wood County Industrial Commission director.

Ethanol is an alternative to methyl tertiary butyl ether, an unleaded gasoline additive that's produced through the distillation process using corn or sorghum. The additive MTBE has been widely used in gasoline, but was blamed for fouling drinking water supplies in numerous states.

The use of ethanol was debated during the last congressional session. California began using it after it banned MTBE in 1999 because the additive was linked to contaminated groundwater.

McKinley said adding the distillation process to produce ethanol produces byproducts, such as sweeteners, food starch and produce for farm animals.



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