The commissioners for For County, have given conditional permission for a $185m plant to produce 110 m gal/year biofuel.
Quoting the Hutchinson News
Commissioner John Swazey said he supports an ethanol plant being developed in the county, though he doesn't necessarily agree with the site. "It needs to be in the right place and run by the right people," Swazey said. "I'm not totally convinced (of either,) but this is a free-enterprise country. If they want to spend their money and build the plant, that's their choice."
Developers indicated they would file for a county tax break, which Swazey said he'd oppose.
The tax abatement would start at 90 percent and decline by 10% annually, meaning property taxes paid on the development would grow from 10% the first year to 100% in 10 years.
Boot Hill Biofuels will coordinate with other producers around Dodge City, according to the Wichita Eagle.
Commission Chairman Kim Goodnight said the ethanol plant would be good for Ford County, but the company will have to address the plant's impact on the water supply.
"There's one in Seward County, one in Finney County and they're all going to be coordinated together," he said. "That's another thing that I see as being something positive. Where normally you would think that we'd be in competition with some of these other plants, they'll actually be working together on purchases of grain and other things."
Interesting comment about water supply