Cayuga County Moves Forward With Plans For Ethanol Plant

While Seneca County bickers over where to place a corn-to-ethanol plant, plans are moving forward for an ethanol palnt in neighboring Cayuga County. The Auburn Citizen reports a King Ferry Company is looking to build an Ethanol plant on an 8-acre site in off the Genoa-Venice Townline road in Venice. Lake Distilling LLC is asking the Cayuga County IDA to help with financing the project, by issuing over $2-MILLION dollars in industrial development revenue bonds. The company is also seeking state and local sales and use tax exemptions. The Cayuga County ethanol plant would employ 20-people. Venice Town Superivor John Grover says the town board is supportive of the bio-refinery. A public hearing on the plans is set for May first at the Venice Town Hall. A proposed ethanol plant in Seneca Falls has sparked controversy as three-of-the-five Seneca Falls Town Board members do not support building the plant in Seneca Falls. A public straw poll conducted last month revealed Seneca Falls residents support the ethanol plant by almost a 3-to-1 margin.


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