AGRIBUSINESS: One Small Step For Ethanol

Making Ethanol from cellulose took a major step forward last Friday as DuPont held an official ceremony at the site where they will build their first commercial production facility.

Although the construction of the cellulosic production facility in Nevada, Iowa is much like that for a corn based plant, the need for corn stover (stalks and leaves of the corn plant from which cellulosic ethanol is produced) will be huge, once the facility is up and running.

Dupont estimates they will need 590,000 large bales to operate for one year, and the stover will come from a 30 mile radius and be harvested and transported over a sixty day period.



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