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DOE Awards FDC Enterprises Funding For Cellulosic Ethanol Feedstock Delivery System Development

Wed, Oct 21, 2009

Energy

Bio Fuel Daily
by Staff Writers
Landover MD (SPX)
The U.S. Department of Energy
(DOE) recently announced that FDC Enterprises of Columbus, Ohio, was one of five winners to share in a $21 million grant to develop supply systems to handle and deliver feedstocks for cellulosic biofuels production.

Cellulosic biofuels can be derived from a diverse number of feedstocks including switchgrass, woodchips, and agricultural residues.

All of these materials contain the sugars needed to produce ethanol by fermentation, but they are more difficult to process than sugar cane, corn and milo, which are in wide use today. The key advantage of cellulosic ethanol is that it will be made from sustainable, renewable resources
not currently consumed for food.

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Tags: U.S. Department of Energy, Cellulosic biofuels, cellulosic ethanol

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