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3625-million-gallion cellulosic ethanol plant opening in early 2014

Cellulosic bio-ethanol is poised to see large scale production for the first time next year. Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, is ready to start construction of a plant in early 2014 that will produce 20 million gallons of cellulosic bio-ethanol annually, later ramping up to 25 million gallons. That's a lot, but to compare, the US uses 8.7 million barrels of gasoline per day (2011 average), not counting diesel fuel, and the US makes an average 832,000 barrels of corn-based ethanol each day.

60Cellulosic ethanol "floodgates" will open in 2013

Output of cellulosic ethanol will surge starting in 2013, according to the U.S.' largest corn-based biofuel production firm, Poet LLC.

AddDC 2011: Novozymes wonders how far you can drive on a ton of corn biomass

Here's a question. Take that one-ton bale of biomass (specifically, corn cobs and stalks) in the picture above, turn it into cellulosic ethanol and mix it into E85 (so, dilute it with a bit of gasoline). Now, pour it into the flex-fuel Ford Fusion parked before it and start driving. Once you leave the DC Auto Show, where we came across all of this, how far will you be able to go?

AddEthanol company Poet says cellulosic biofuel coming in 2012

Poet TV "How close is Cellulosic Ethanol?" – Click above to watch video after the jump

AddIngreenuity is Poet's way to make ethanol more environmentally friendly

Ethanol company Poet (formerly Broin) today announced something called Ingreenuity, a "new initiative to enhance the environmental performance of ethanol." The first step in the process is to decrease the amount of water it takes to make the biofuel down to

AddState of the ethanol nation will be solid, but it's tough now

Photo by Hummanna. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.

AddABC Extreme Makeover winner gets flexfuel F-150 and a year's supply of E85

I wonder just how much money and time has been spent by national organizations promoting flexfuel vehicles - even though we all know that E85 fuel is pretty hard to find. Whatever the calculation, we need to add in the cost of a new F150 crew cab flexible-fuel vehicle (around $36,000) and a year's worth of E85 (around $6,000). This was a bonus prize awarded to the Dirk Devries family in Minnesota, which recently won ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The local Dave Syverson Ford is providing

AddSemi full of ethanol crashes in South Dakota

Quick, someone call John McCain. South Dakota could use his ethanol-drinking skills during the clean-up following a semi-truck accident near Big Stone. According to a very short story from the Associated Press this afternoon, the driver was injured (broken arm, cuts and bruises) and the truck was a "total loss" following an accident at 3:30 yesterday afternoon. Several thousand gallons of ethanol spilled from the crash, and haz-mat teams were called in. It seems that the ethanol was from Poet, a

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