Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wisconsin Plant May Produce Cellulosic Ethanol

A Wisconsin ethanol plant could break into the cellulosic ethanol market thanks to a partnership with a New York-based cellulosic sugar producer.

Ace Ethanol of Stanley, which opened in 2002 as Wisconsin’s first large-scale corn ethanol production facility, has signed a long-term commercial agreement with Sweetwater Energy, Inc., from Rochester, N.Y., to generate cellulosic ethanol at Ace’s plant for up to 16 years.

Sweetwater’s process will convert non-food biomass such as crop residues, energy crops and woody biomass into highly fermentable sugar, which Ace will ferment into ethanol.

The contract has a potential value in excess of $100 million

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1 comment:

Mark said...

Cellulisic ethanol is great, as it doesn't require any farmland Investing