Volume 89 Issue 51 | p. 23 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 19, 2011

Mascoma And Valero Plan Ethanol Plant

Department: Business
Keywords: ethanol, biomass, biofuels, yeast, scale-up

Biofuels firm Mascoma and partner Valero Energy have formed a joint venture to build and operate a 20 million-gal-per-year cellulosic ethanol facility in Kinross, Mich. Valero will provide most of the funds for the $232 million plant and will hold a majority stake. Mascoma will contribute proceeds from an $80 million Department of Energy cost-sharing agreement and a $23.5 million grant from the state of Michigan. Mascoma’s genetically modified yeast and . . .

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