“The process for converting biomass to ethanol is far from trivial. At DuPont, we’ve solved the technology issues,” explains Jim Collins, president of DuPont Industrial Biosciences. DuPont has been investing for over a decade to develop cellulosic technologies that will bring about the next-generation of biofuels, and it’s our intention to demonstrate our commitment to these technologies, he says, by breaking ground on a first-of-its-kind cellulosic ethanol biorefinery, near Nevada, Iowa, later this year.
DuPont’s initial plant will have a capacity of 28 MMgy, requiring 350,000 tons of biomass feedstock.
Tags: cellulosic ethanol, biofuel, corn stover program, sustainable supply chain
Source: Ethanol Producer Magazine, 2012-05-10.