DuPont breaks ground on world’s largest Cellulosic Biorefinery

30 million gallon plant in Nevada, Iowa will expand central Iowa’s energy exports, add to local grower economy

In Iowa, DuPont broke ground today on its $200 million, 30 million gallon cellulosic biofuels facility in Nevada, Iowa. Expected to be completed in mid-2014, the new facility produce cellulosic ethanol from corn stover. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was on hand to celebrate the official beginning of construction on the facility, adjacent to the Lincolnway Energy grain ethanol plant.

“This site in Nevada is the next critical step in our cellulosic ethanol journey. We look forward to bringing these advanced technologies online, creating local jobs and helping to deliver clean, sustainable energy,” said Governor Branstad.

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Tags: energy independence, corn stover, low-cost cellulosic ethanol production, technology risk, stover collection, wheat straw, switchgrass, cellulosic co-products, enzymes


BiofuelsDigest, 2012-11-30.


Abengoa Research
DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Fuels America
Iowa State University
Lincolnway Energy
University of Tennessee
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)


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