Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
September 28, 2005
Baconton - When beer breweries like Miller finish with their final product, there are byproducts left behind.
"We take liquid brewer's yeast from Anheuser Busch and from Miller brewing company, we take the yeast in tankers. It comes in here, we remove the alcohol from it. The alcohol goes into gasoline and the brewer's yeast is used as a flavor enhancer for dogs and cats," says Desmond Stewart, Plant Manager of Wind Gap Farms.
For 15 years, Wind Gap Farms has been producing ethanol, but Stewart has only recently seen a major interest in the fuel. He says, "In the last year, we've noticed a substantial increase in the number of people that are looking at ethanol to use as a fuel source."
The the final product: 200 proof, 100% alcohol, as clear as water, and cleaner burning than gasoline. And more readily available, and home grown. With it, America won't need to depend on outside sources for energy.
Stewart says, "Fossil fuels are going to run out some day and they're getting so expensive that we have to look for alternatives... We have to do that to sustain our economy."
Ethanol can be used in most cars, but only as a blend. E-10 is 10% ethanol, 90% gasoline. E-85 is a majority ethanol blend, but only flex-fuel vehicles can use it, but more car companies are making compatible vehicles.
And although it is primarily only sold in the mid-west, it should be available in the Southeast within the next few years.
Another ethanol plant is planned for Mitchell County. That plant will produce ethanol from start to finish. From growing the corn, to fermentation, to fuel.