Two Southeastern cellulosic ethanol projects received grants last week from the US Department of Energy.
Range Fuels, Inc., was awarded a $76 million grant to fund the research and construction needs of an ethanol plant in Soperton in Treutlen County Georgia. Once completed, the plant will produce about 40 million gallons of ethanol per year, and 9 million gallons per year of methanol using 1,200 tons per day of wood crops as feedstock.
Georgia Report (1:00 wma)
In Florida, Alico will receive up to $33 million for a proposed plant to be built in LaBelle (Hendry County), Florida. The plant will produce close to 14 million gallons of ethanol a year, as well as electric power, hydrogen and ammonia using 770 tons per day of yard, wood, and vegetative wastes and eventually energycane.
Florida Report (1:00 wma)