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Trinity Co. bio diesel plant project progressing

TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Monday's Trinity County commissioner's court meeting yielded good news for the county's economy. A bio-diesel plant project that's been in the works for about a year is moving forward.

The Trinity County treasurer announced that the bio-diesel company has taken an option on a piece of property. Site testing will begin on a 250 acre piece of land adjacent to the city's sewer plant.

The woody mass plant would convert timber waste to diesel and jet fuel while bringing revenue to the county. 

"We're very excited because they took an option agreement. They've had plenty of time to study the issue. If they were not interested, they would not have done that!" said Bob Dockens. 

Dockens said the completed project would produce upwards of 60 full time jobs along with jobs for loggers and residents during to building phase.

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