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Andy Heggenstaller, DuPont Pioneer

Start Date

28-11-2012 12:00 AM

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DuPont has been developing technology to produce ethanol from cellulosic biomass for over a decade. In 2012, DuPont Industrial Biosciences will take the first steps to commercialize this revolutionary technology by commencing construction on a first-of-its-kind cellulosic biorefinery near Nevada, Iowa. This biorefinery, which is expected to begin operation in 2014, will produce 25 million gallons of ethanol annually from corn stover. All of the stover required to operate the biorefinery will be collected from within a 30-mile radius of the plant location.

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Nov 28th, 12:00 AM

DuPont cellulosic ethanol: Sustainable corn stover harvest for biofuel production

DuPont has been developing technology to produce ethanol from cellulosic biomass for over a decade. In 2012, DuPont Industrial Biosciences will take the first steps to commercialize this revolutionary technology by commencing construction on a first-of-its-kind cellulosic biorefinery near Nevada, Iowa. This biorefinery, which is expected to begin operation in 2014, will produce 25 million gallons of ethanol annually from corn stover. All of the stover required to operate the biorefinery will be collected from within a 30-mile radius of the plant location.