Colorado-based Range Fuels reports the successful production of cellulosic methanol using non-food biomass at a Georgia biofuels plant in the first phase of an operation to ultimately produce next generation ethanol.
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#21 Sep 1, 2010
I think everyone has missed the facts here. Our governmet has funded hundreds of MILLIONS of taxpayers dollars to a plant that has done nothing it promised. http://www.consumerenergyreport.com/2010/02/2...
#22 Sep 2, 2010
Our government has not funded hundreds of millions of dollars....$50 million from the DOE which Range has not recived all of the funds. They can't until they are at the production required for the grant. The other funds associated with USDA were guaranteed govt loans.... not grants. And, there is a very large amount of private funds invested. I do not mean to say that this is a "cheap" plant... it is a $100 million dollar plant. The first of any new technology is the most expensive and least efficient... They are making methanol temporarily, the catalyst required for making methanol is cheaper than the catalyst for making ethanol. So,while they are dealing with mechanical issues, it is cheaper to make methanol. Stay positive, this is a great opportunity for our community.
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