DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol takes next step

DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol—DDCE—has announced plans to locate its first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant at Nevada, Iowa.

The company says the plant will be built on a parcel of land adjacent to Lincolnway Energy’s conventional ethanol plant in Nevada.  Officials say the facility will become operational in 2013, but have not yet announced the production capacity of the plant.

DDCE also announced the launch of a stover collection program–working with local grain producers to obtain commitments for corn stover, including dried cobs, stalks and leaves.  Officials say they are collaborating with Pioneer Hi-Bred and Iowa State University to establish best practices in harvesting, storage and transportation, and to assure the agronomic and environmental integrity of cornfields. 

For more details on the project, we visited with Kyle Althoff, director of feedstock development with DDCE.

AUDIO: Kyle Althoff (12:30 MP3)

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