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New York facility may be nation's first cellulosic ethanol plant

Agriculture.com Staff 12/21/2006 @ 8:24am

A New York company has begun the process to develop what could be the nation's first cellulosic ethanol production facility.

Ethanol developer Mascoma Corporation announced Wednesday it has received a $14.8 million award from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to build and operate a biomass-to-ethanol demonstration plant in Rochester, New York, pending local permit approvals and definitive agreements among the relevant parties.

The project will focus on demonstrating cellulose-to-ethanol technology and industrial processes. The facility is expected to operate using a number of New York State agricultural and/or forest products as biomass, including paper sludge, wood chips, switch grass and corn stover.

"After decades of research and development around the world, cellulosic ethanol technology has reached a point where we are ready to demonstrate the commercial scale production of ethanol from biomass," says Mascoma president Colin South. "This plant will demonstrate the technologies we expect to rapidly move into commercial application."

A New York company has begun the process to develop what could be the nation's first cellulosic ethanol production facility.

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