31 August 2008
BY CHASE PURDY
The Post and Courier
Life in Chester could be changing in the name of alternative fuel.

East Coast Ethanol LLC, a Midlands-based company, is proposing to build a corn-based ethanol plant southeast of the city. Local farmers like it. Chester economic development boosters see opportunities. And the deal will give South Carolina a foothold in the corn-based fuels market.

Today, virtually all of the field corn raised in the state goes to feed livestock, according to the S.C. Department of Agriculture.

But with the proposed construction of the state's first corn-based ethanol plant, it just might harness the attention of businesses, farmers and consumers looking for financial gains or fuel efficiency — or both.
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