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Verenium strengthens cellulosic ethanol arm
Source : biofuels-news.com
In an age of idling ethanol plants, one company is paying particular attention to its cellulosic ethanol endeavours. Massachusetts-based Verenium’s 1.4 million gallons per year (mgy) cellulosic ethanol demo plant in Louisiana has produced a few hundred gallons of beer, and the company is going through unit operations in an effort to optimise its process, and eventually scale-up for its 36 mgy commercial plant destined for Highlands County, Florida. "We’re starting up and shutting down the unit frequently", Russ Heissner, director of technology development at Verenium tells Biofuels International magazine. "We’re producing beer which has to be dehydrated for the market. Our intention is to eventually sell the ethanol to the blend market in Houston to BP."
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26 August 2009 |
United States & Canada
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