Ineos Starts Making Cellulosic Ethanol | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 31 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 5, 2013

Ineos Starts Making Cellulosic Ethanol

Department: Business
Keywords: cellulosic ethanol, gasification, fermentation
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Ineos’ cellulosic ethanol plant can consume a variety of feedstocks.
Credit: Ineos
The chemical maker Ineos has opened a plant in Vero Beach, Fla., (shown) that produces ethanol by gasifying vegetable and wood waste into carbon monoxide and hydrogen and then fermenting the gases. The $130 million plant can make 8 million gal of ethanol per year and generate 6 MW of power.
 
Ineos’ cellulosic ethanol plant can consume a variety of feedstocks.
Credit: Ineos

Chemical maker Ineos has opened a plant in Vero Beach, Fla., that produces ethanol by gasifying vegetable and wood waste into carbon monoxide and hydrogen and then fermenting the gases. The $130 million plant can make 8 million gal of ethanol per year and generate 6 MW of salable power from excess heat recovered from the gasification process. The plant is permitted to use municipal solid waste as a raw material, and it will do so in 2014, the firm says.

 
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