Farmers, agriculture organizations and community members gathered in Crookston, Minnesota yesterday to learn more about a proposed project that seeks to bring economic value to Polk County. Epitome Energy has plans to build a soybean crush and biodiesel production facility. In front of a packed room, Epitome Energy CEO and President Dennis Egan announced the permitting process has begun for the facility. “The permitting process should take 10 to 12 months and are trying to hit deadlines for fall of 2020.” The other big piece of news was regarding the size of the facility. “We’re going from a 21 million to 42 million bushel facility, doubling the size of the crush. The financial modeling is still being worked through.” Listen to the story.