Volume 89 Issue 29 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 18, 2011

Changing Fortunes For Cellulosic Fuel Makers

Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: biofuels, cellulosic ethanol, gasification, bankruptcy

As one developer of cellulosic biofuels gets funded, two others face difficulties. Natural gas firm Chesapeake Energy has paid $155 million for a 50% stake in Sundrop Fuels. Sundrop uses high temperatures to gasify cellulosic feedstock into synthesis gas, which is catalytically converted to gasoline through a process developed by ExxonMobil. Colorado-based Sundrop plans to have a 40 million-gal-per-year plant operating by late 2013. Cellulosic fuels firm Choren, meanwhile, has declared insolvency . . .

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