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$300 million biofuels plant in Ontonagon 'imminent'


April 12, 2018

Jan Tucker/Daily Globe

The Ontonagon County EDC met Wednesday and heard that the announcement of a SynSel biofuel plant in Ontonagon is "imminent." EDC members from left are Tom Poisson, Pat Tucker, Nancy Hillier, Sue Preiss and Skip Schulz.


ONTONAGON - The announcement of a $300 million biofuel plant to be located in Ontonagon is "imminent," the Ontonagon County Economic Development Corporation was told Wednesday.

Pat Tucker, a member of the EDC, President of Lost Bowl, who owns the land on which the former Smurfit-Stone Paper mill was located, said SynSel Energy of Elmhurst Ill. has the firm commitment of all the funds for the project and has closed on most of them and is now in the process of the final closing.

He said engineering for the plant will take about 14 months but site work and utility wo...

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