AUDRAIN COUNTY, Mo. - Multiple counties across mid-Missouri including Audrain County have agreed to partner with an international company specializing in renewable energy.
The partnership with GESS International includes the construction of four biogas plants across mid-Missouri, according to the company.
The plants equate to a $145 million investment in Missouri and are expected to create around 80 jobs.
The biogas plant will take manure, paired with corn silage and other organic material, to create methane gas, which is used in green energy applications.
Construction is expected to run through the 2019 fiscal year, with the plants going into operation in 2020.