Corn Grinding for Va. Ethanol Plant to Begin Soon

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    A partner in a revived ethanol plant in Hopewell plans to begin grinding corn for the operation soon.

    Scoular Company will procure corn, operate grain facilities on the site and market a major byproduct.

    The Progress-Index reports that Scoular is in the process of buying corn and obtaining contracts.

    Scoular is partnering with Vireol Bio Energy LLC, which plans to invest $26.2 million to begin production at the plant. The operation will create 72 jobs.

    Osage Bio Energy completed the plant but decided to abandon it because of unfavorable market conditions.