INER Biodiesel Facility

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Notch 8
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INER Biodiesel Facility

Post by Notch 8 » Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:05 am

South Milford IN,

Ultra Soy of America anounced it will build a $145 million facility
employing 110 people and produce 120 millon gallons of biodiesel
annually (they will build 2 plants with a 60 million gallon capacity
ea.). this is to be located near 700 S. in Lagrange county IN.
What is good about this is that it is located on the Indiana
Northeastern Railroad and this would mean BIG changes for this RR of
both inbound and outbound traffic, this trackage the plant is to be on
is former Wabash 4th district aka. The Gary District,


News Source The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

By the way a GP30 just went west on the 4th with about 30 Bunge cars

Mike S.


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Re: INER Biodiesel Facility

Post by rrnut282 » Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:35 pm

Notch 8 wrote: What is good about this is that it is located on the Indiana
Northeastern Railroad and this would mean BIG changes for this RR of
both inbound and outbound traffic, this trackage the plant is to be on
is former Wabash 4th district aka. The Gary District,
Maybe, maybe not. Locating a bio-diesel plant next to a rail line doesn't equal more trains. A lot of the soy used will come from about a 50 mile radius which is much more truck friendly. The same may apply to the outbound product, too as the big markets still haven't developed destinations that can handle unit train volumes of bio-diesel or ethanol for that matter. When they do, then we will see many unit tank trains crossing Indiana from all of these grain-fed fuel plants. 8)
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