Gov. Riley Awards $1.1 Million in Alternative Energy Grants

Enterprise Mayor Kenneth Boswell applied for state grants to build a bio-diesel facility in July.

Enterprise is receiving $200,000 to install and operate a facility to convert used cooking oil into bio-diesel.

The city will burn the fuel in its diesel equipment and sell any excess to other municipalities in the area.

Auburn University’s center for bio-energy and bio-products will assist with the project.

Henry County will use a $200,000 grant to establish a vegetable oil recycling program.

The county will partner will Auburn University and the cities of Abbeville and Headland for the project.

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