SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- NextGen Energy, LLC, based in Southfield, announced plans today for two ethanol plants to be built in Michigan.

One will be in Watervliet in Berrien County in the southwest corner of the state. The other is in McBain, located in Missaukee County in the central part of Northern Lower Michigan. Preliminary site plan approval has been received for both plants, and the process of obtaining permits has begun.

Each plant will produce 50 million gallons per year of ethanol. The plants each are expected to employ 40 people, and create as many as 600 direct and indirect new jobs in the communities where they are located. The yearly local economic benefit for each plant is projected to be $25 million.

Todd A. Wyett, CEO of NextGen Energy, said, "These plants are a win-win for Michigan and for the communities in which they will be built. They will help our economy, create new jobs, positively impact the environment, lower fuel costs and reduce our reliance on external sources for energy."

NextGen Energy LLC is a leader and prominent regional player in the growing ethanol market.

SOURCE: NextGen Energy LLC via PR Newswire.