As gas prices continue to rise, the development of biofuels seems to be a hot topic.
Today Hero BX, along with the USDA, hosted a tour at its biofuel plant on East Lake Road.
The tour is intended inform and educate the public about the production of advanced biofuels in rural areas, reducing the nation�s dependence on foreign oil by creating alternative energy sources.
The USDA granted Hero BX with over $270,000 to expand their biofuel process.
Hero BX is Pennsylvania�s first large scale biodiesal production facility and one of the 5 largest in the nation.