Friday, June 7, 2013

Perdue AgriBusiness Sets Sights on Lancaster for New Soybean Plant

Perdue AgriBusiness has submitted permits to construct Pennsylvania's first soybean processing plant using hexane in Lancaster County. This issue could have a serious impact on conservation in Pa. Patriot News reporter, John Luciew, has been covering the environmental divide. Please see the below articles recently published on this issue. 

June 05, 2013, 12:06PM
The chemical solvent hexane is at the center of the environmental debate swirling around Perdue AgriBusiness's plans to build a soybean processing plant in northern Lancaster County. Full story »
June 05, 2013, 7:30AM
Pennsylvania produced 25 million bushels of soybeans in 2012. And there are over 4,000 soybean growers in the state today. Both figures are more than ever before. Full story »
June 05, 2013, 6:03AM
The selling price of the land will be $2.478 million -- but only if Perdue receives all the state environmental permits in order to build and operate the plant. Full story »
June 04, 2013, 11:30AM
Some leaders and residents in this township of about 6,000 believe they will bear the brunt of the hexane vapors to be vented from the proposed soybean processing plant in neighboring Lancaster County. Full story »
June 04, 2013, 7:30AM
Perdue AgriBusiness says its plant would change the equation and reinvigorate the grain market here. Pennsylvania farmers stand to get the most value out of the grains they produce. Full story »
June 04, 2013, 6:03AM
It took elements outside of Lancaster County to throw a brake on the Perdue soybean plant, which the company had hoped to open in time to process this year's soy crop. Full story »

June 03, 2013, 7:59AM
Instead of pressurizing or steaming the soybeans to unleash the precious oil that's used in the snack food industry and for biodiesel fuel, the plant would incorporate a gasoline-like chemical solvent known as hexane. Full story »

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