GIS tool indicates potential Illinois plant sites

By | August 04, 2008
Funded with a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Illinois Value-Added Sustainable Development Center has developed an interactive geographic information system mapping tool designed to aid in selecting feasible locations for new ethanol or biodiesel plants in Illinois. The program provides a detailed view of more than 182 resource "layers" such as rivers, roads, population and existing plants. The free tool is available online at