Rosemount officials are looking with both caution and optimism at a Canadian company’s proposal to build a $200 million garbage-to-fuel refinery near the city’s northeast edge.
Montreal-based Enerkem is partnering with St. Paul-based garbage processor and recycler SKB Environmental on the plant, which would process garbage into ethanol fuel. It would be built next to an SKB landfill on Highway 55, near the road’s intersection with Highway 52 in Rosemount.
Last week, Enerkem submitted applications for rezoning and comprehensive land use plan amendments that would allow for the refinery’s construction and operation. The land is zoned for agricultural use. read more >>