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By JASON TIDD
Wichita Eagle 

Plant would convert Kansas wheat straw to natural gas

 

September 14, 2018



WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A renewable-energy company wants to invest more than $100 million in a biofuel plant in Kansas that it estimates would create 225 jobs and generate $3.5 million a year for area farmers. But some Sumner County farmers and others in the area are concerned about what the plant could mean for their water supply.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the VNA Corp.'s proposed plant would turn water and baled crop residue — such as wheat straw and corn leaves, stalks and cobs — into natural gas. The plant would need 50 million gallons a year of water and more than 75,000 metric...



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