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Making Mississippi Corn Into Fuel: Ergon Plant to Reopen in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG, Miss.–Shut down since December of 2012, the Ergon ethanol refinery at the Port of Vicksburg has announced it will reopen in May, with the intention of buying corn grown in the Mississippi Delta to turn into fuel.

The company said it will hire about 30 people.

The process would end with locally grown corn turned into biodiesel. Ergon already operates a refinery in Vicksburg, where about 200 people work refining regular petroleum.

The new process will require an upgrade, which the plant is working on right now.

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