Florida approves ethanol plant
Up to 50 million gallons per year is the expected
Port Sutton, FL— The Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) has signed a construction permit
to United States EnviroFuels, LLC for an ethanol production plant
in Port Sutton, Florida.
The plant is designed to produce
a maximum of 50 million gallons of ethanol per year.
Production will include grain
unloading, storage, milling, fermentation, distillation and drying.
Grain will be delivered by rail or truck, and ethanol will be
distributed by rail, truck or barge. The facility will install
air emission filtration controls and complete required emissions
To become less dependent on foreign
sources of energy, the state is acting to diversify its electric
generation capacity, diversify fuel supply and increase conservation
and efficiency initiatives.
Introduced by Governor Jeb Bush
in February, the 2006 Florida Energy Act is a comprehensive strategy
to diversify the State’s fuel supply and provide long-term
The four-year, $75 million plan
provides rebates, grants and tax incentives to crates a more balanced
energy portfolio by increasing Florida’s investment in the
development of alternative fuel technologies.