There’s this news from the Virginian Pilot:

The developer of a proposed alternative-fuel refinery in Chesapeake also is considering a 100-acre site in or near Charleston, S.C., to build a $500 million ethanol plant.

International Bio Energy Virginia will probably end up building in both locations, says managing partner Sidney Harrison.

Having plants in both Chesapeake and Charleston “makes sense” with the company’s strategy of opening ethanol refineries along the East Coast, Harrison said. Now, most are in the Midwest.

“We want to be a big player on the East Coast,” he said.

The news comes on the same day as a big piece in the Post and Courier about local ethanol.