Early in Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm's State of the State speech last night, she said that, "Our auto industry, the anchor of our economy, has been battered as never before." Her solution: diversifying Michigan's economy, and a part of that diversification is increasing the amount of alternative energy and biofuel produced here. Granholm said she would ask the Legislature to create laws that require 10 percent of Michigan's energy to come from renewable sources within eight years, and 20
The State of Michigan is getting set to designate the first Renewable Energy Renaissance Zone in Adrian with the development of a $10 million biodiesel plant there. The 25-acre plant is expected to create about 20 jobs and is part of the state's shift to renewable energy, said Gov. Jennifer Granholm. There's no word on how many gallons the plant will be able to produce annually.