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Lake County official dismisses news of ethanol production from yard waste

A national chemical company announced it has begun producing commercial-grade ethanol using yard and plant waste at its Vero Beach, Fla., plant.

August 02, 2013 7:00 pm

Some see federal ruling as opportunity to revisit canceling trash-to-ethanol contract

A recent federal ruling paints a picture of the national alternative-fuels scene that closely mirrors what Lake County has experienced for four years in its trash-to-ethanol plan: lots of promises and no results.

February 03, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County waste board continues trash-to-ethanol watch in 2013

Lake County solid waste officials began their first meeting of 2013 in much the same position as the last of 2012 — still waiting to see if a long-proposed trash-to-ethanol project will come to fruition.

January 17, 2013 9:45 pm

Consortium given more time to buy out Powers, but deal remains uncertain

A consortium of region contractors on Thursday argued it and its potential investors need more time to evaluate whether the trash-to-ethanol process works before taking over the long-stalled project.

September 20, 2012 10:15 pm

Waste district attorney: Powers holds permission, not blueprints, for trash-to-ethanol

Earl Powers holds a license to use a chemical company's trash-to-ethanol process but has not yet closed on a deal for the blueprints, a Lake County solid waste attorney said.

May 12, 2012 8:30 pm
Whiting chemical manufacturer closing

Whiting chemical manufacturer closing

Petrochemical manufacturer Ineos plans to shutter its production facility, which will result in the loss of about 40 jobs. Kevin Ratliff, a spokesman for the company's North American operations, said the plant is not "cost competitive."

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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INEOS, INEOS Oligomers closing

INEOS, INEOS Oligomers closing

INEOS, a chemical manufacturer near BP refinery, is closing at the end of the year. The company employs more than 100.

February 25, 2012 3:50 pm
INEOS, INEOS Oligomers closing

INEOS, INEOS Oligomers closing

INEOS, a chemical manufacturer near BP refinery, is closing at the end of the year. The company employs more than 100.

February 25, 2012 3:50 pm
Whiting chemical manufacturer closing, 40 jobs going

Whiting chemical manufacturer closing, 40 jobs going

Petrochemical manufacturer Ineos plans to shutter its Whiting production facility by the end of the year, which will result in the loss of about 40 jobs, a company spokesman said Friday.

February 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Consultant: Trash-to-ethanol tech could be high-risk venture

A national garbage processing and waste-to-energy consultant said Lake County made the right move removing taxpayer ownership from a trash-to-ethanol plan predicated on commercially unproven technology.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am
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