Local plant draws visitors - KMA Land

Article by Kristan Gray - July 6, 2013

(Shenandoah) - Iowa Congressman Tom Latham and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey visited Shenandoah on Tuesday to take a closer look at the Bio Process Algae plant located at the Green Plains Renewable Energy facility.

Latham said, “I think this algae plant is unique – it’s the only place in the world this is happening. Its value added plan to grow algae from CO2 waste from the ethanol plant is incredibly innovative. Shenandoah is a well-kept secret…at this point.”

Latham also said he is in awe of the tremendous potential for growth and investment opportunities, and sees the possibility of tying this type of algae farming into coal plants.

Northey has remained closely tied to the facility’s progress and remains impressed with the energy pioneering happening in Shenandoah.

Latham and Northey were hosted by the Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Association’s Gregg Connell and Shelly Smith.

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