Meanwhile, city officials have been talking with Duke Energy, which operates a power plant at Tuscola's Lyondell chemical-manufacturing facility, about converting the facility so that a portion of its power would come from the biofuels.
"We want to set up a market, so we told Duke we would figure out a way to get a supply of biofuels to them," Moody said.
Moody said the experiment could become a model to help attract a biofuel-related industry to Tuscola (perhaps even a miscanthus-burning ethanol plant), providing a market for farmers seeking to grow miscanthus or other biocrops.
Moody said he has been approached by developers interested in the possibility of burning biomass to produce electricity.
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