On Farm Production

Interest in the production of ethanol and biodiesel has been increasing. Below are some resources about production equipment, processes, permits and proper approval by local government agencies.Green oil in a flask.


    Ethanol Production and Safety (1.87 MB)

    Intro to Biodiesel Production (449 KB)


Safety Concerns

    Handling and Use Guidelines (2.2 MB)

    Preventing and Controlling Ethonal Fires (246 KB)

    Biodiesel Safety and BMP's (977 KB)



    Small Plants (less than 10,000 gal/year)

    Medium  (10,000 - 20,000 gal/year) and Large Plants (over 20,000 gal/year)

Local Zoning

    Sample Ordinance Language - Ottawa County, MI (57 KB)