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INEOS Bio produces cellulosic ethanol at commercial scale

INEOS Bio’s Indian River BioEnergy Center is now producing cellulosic ethanol at commercial scale. The first ethanol shipments will be released in August. This is the first commercial-scale production in the world using INEOS Bio’s...


August 7, 2013
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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INEOS Bio’s Indian River BioEnergy Center is now producing cellulosic ethanol at commercial scale. The first ethanol shipments will be released in August. This is the first commercial-scale production in the world using INEOS Bio’s gasification and fermentation technology for conversion of biomass waste into bioethanol and renewable power.  
The facility in Florida has already converted several types of waste biomass material into bioethanol, including vegetative and yard waste, and citrus, oak, pine, and pallet wood waste. It will have an annual output of eight million gallons (24 kta) of cellulosic ethanol and six megawatts (gross) of renewable power.
“We are delighted with the progress made by our team at Vero Beach”, said Peter Williams, CEO of INEOS Bio and Chairman of INEOS New Planet BioEnergy.  “They have successfully addressed the challenges of moving a new technology to large production scale for the very first time.”
Dr. Williams added, “All that we have seen so far validates the technical and economic viability of the technology.”
The BioEnergy Centre is a joint venture project between INEOS Bio and New Planet Energy.