Hobart Supports Garbage-to-Ethanol Plant
by Karen Caffarini (Post Tribune) The City Council has unanimously approved an interlocal agreement to send Hobart-generated garbage to the Powers Energy ethanol plant in Schneider, if and when it is constructed, becoming the seventh community to commit to the project.
The Joint Interlocal Cooperation Agreement is with the Lake County Solid Waste Management District and the ethanol plant.
Earl Powers of Evansville-based Powers Energy of America, who would develop and own the plant, has asked for commitments from communities, saying they could help him secure necessary funding.
The Hobart council’s vote last week came after Cliff Duggan, attorney for Lake County Solid Waste District, answered members’ questions about the feasibility of the project and the status of other proposed trash-to-ethanol plants. READ MORE