Article by Nick Johansen - July 3, 2013
(Shenandoah) -- Two Iowa lawmakers paid a visit to KMAland on Tuesday.
Iowa Congressman Tom Latham and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey were both in Shenandoah. They shared a lunch and tour with the Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Association at Green Plains Renewable Energy. Both men were taken on a tour of the expanding facility and after seeing the operation, KMA News had a chance to visit with both men.
Congressman Latham says the Bio Process Algae plant does not live up to what most people think of when they think of algae.
"When people typically think of Algae, they maybe think of scum on water. This is so far removed from that. What they are doing here is remarkable. The potential this has for the future is just amazing. It is incredible what they are doing here and while it is still under development, I think they are going to be successful."