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Proposed plant would turn trash to fuel

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Minnesota company is looking to Empire Township as the location for a plant that will turn garbage to gold.

On Tuesday night Rational Energies presented a plan for a 200,000-square-foot plant that could start turning trash and other waste material into high-quality diesel fuel as early as 2012.

"This is not biodiesel. This would be considered No. 1 diesel fuel under all specifications," said Ed Driscoll chief executive officer of the approximately 18-month-old company.

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