TOLEDO -- Toledo-based architecture and engineering firm SSOE announced today that it has been commissioned to build two new biodiesel plants and one ethanol plant to help provide Americans with alternative fuel choices.

The biodiesel plants, located in Mason City, Iowa (commissioned by Freedom Fuels, Inc) and in Burnsville, Mississippi (commissioned by Three Rivers Bio-Fuels), will produce some 30 million gallons of bio-diesel per year -- all from soybean oil.

The ethanol plant, to be located in Lima, Ohio, will produce 20 million gallons of the fuel additive per year -- all from corn grown within 100 miles of the plant.

Tony Damon, SSOE CEO said, "SSOE's experience in designing refineries dates back to the '70s, and the firm has worked with major oil and gas clients including Shell, Sunoco and Marathon."

With a recent Gold Certification for its work on the new Honda plant in Raymond Ohio, SSOE's breadth and scope of experience in "green architecture" inform its unique approach when designing and building plants and refineries. "For SSOE, the future is today and these plants are proof that we reduce our dependence on foreign fuel and find alternative solutions that work for every American," Damon said.

SSOE Inc. is a leading architectural and engineering firm with 14 office locations across the U.S. and China. In its 58 years, the firm has grown to provide professional services throughout the globe for a broad and diverse client base.

SOURCE: SSOE Inc. via PR Newswire.