Sweetwater Energy celebrated the opening of its new plant on Lee Road in Rochester with a Wizard of Oz-themed ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Sweetwater is a local company that uses technology to create renewable energy from plant materials.
"Last year, we moved here and opened up our laboratory and our pilot facility, which could only provide maybe 10 litres of sugar for samples. Now, with the demonstration facility, it's about 10 times the size and can produce two tons of sugar a day," said chairman and CEO Arunas Chesonis.
Chesonis says the theme of the new demonstration building is the Land of Oz to add some playfulness to the atmosphere.