Summary: Hometown BioEnergy Plant would burn corn, potato and other agriculture waste to create electricity for the city of Le Sueur, Minn. Byproducts -- liquid fertilizer and fuel pellets -- would be sold to farmers and factories.

Developers: Avant Energy and Minnesota Municipal Power Agency will build the plant.

Cost: $30 million.

Time Frame: Construction is to start in summer 2012; it should be operational six months later.

Jobs: Expected to create up to 15 permanent jobs and 100 construction jobs.

Status: Awaiting environmental approval from state and federal agencies.