The plant will produce more than 100 million gallons of ethanol annually, which is triple the output of a plant located in Portales, about 20 miles away. There residents complain of a yeasty odor. City officials blame it on discharges from the plant that fester in the Portales wastewater treatment plant. The new plant in
The companies building the new plant are still in the permit process, so
Neighbors say they don't feel they'll be safe outside their homes once the plant is built, and some worry about allergies.