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Mitchell County Ethanol plant promises economic boost

January 20, 2006

Mitchell County  -- Construction of a 132 million dollar ethanol fuel manufacturing plant will give south Georgia a big economic boost.

The plant will be built on a 200 acre tract in the new Mitchell County Industrial Park about halfway between Camilla and Pelham. The company building the plant is First United Ethanol LLC, or FUEL. The facility will be able to make 100 million gallons of ethanol a year, from 36 million bushels of corn.

 The ethanol plant could involve hundreds of jobs providing the raw materials needed to make an alternative fuel, and satellite industries serving the plant. FUEL Chairman Murray Campbell said "But we think that it will spur a lot of other industries. We have carbon dioxide as a byproduct. We have dried distillers grain we can use for poultry feed, and there is also an aspect about bringing in biomass as energy source for the plant."

The plant is scheduled to open in the spring of 2008, initially employing about 45 people.

 FUEL has filed notice it intends to begin selling stock in late December.

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