Ground broken on $1 billion South Dakota jet fuel refinery

Lt. Gov. Larry Rhoden (second from left) breaks ground with officials during the Evo presentation in Lake Preston on Thursday.


Ground was broken recently in South Dakota on a jet fuel refinery that is expected to cost an estimated $1 billion.

The plant will be constructed by Gevo, a sustainable fuel production company. At least 1,000 workers will be needed for construction and eventually the plant will employ nearly 90 long-term workers.

Gevo has partnered with Juhl Energy and EnTech Energy Center to build 20 wind turbines and a solar farm, generating and storing the energy necessary to turn corn into jet fuel reported the Watertown Public Opinion.

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