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ignition products company Enerpulse announced that their proprietary Pulstar pulse plugs have been adopted for the E-Fuel proprietary MicroFueler, a household appliance-sized unit that creates ethanol fuel (E-Fuel100) from organic waste and cellulosic feedstock. The initial phase of the Pulstar utilization will be inclusion on the E-Fuel Grid Buster as factory equipment. Grid Buster is a generator specifically designed to operate on E100.
KL Energy said that the only non-usable waste from its 1.5 Mgy cellulosic ethanol plant at Upton is discharged water, and even that will ultimately will be reused by the plant’s process, which also does not use chemicals or acids. KL CEO Steve Corcoran said that the company remains focused on a distributed model of 5 Mgy plants based on its on its Upton plants. Corcoran told Forbes that the smaller plants are less expensive to construct and reduce transportation costs by taking wood waste from a smaller radius and distributing ethanol into a smaller community-based footprint.
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