SuGanit Systems is getting a $2 million grant from Ohio Third Frontier

February 2, 2011 |

In Ohio, SuGanit Systems is getting a $2 million grant from Ohio Third Frontier, a year after receiving its first $1 million grant from the organization, to establish a cellulosic ethanol pilot plant in Toledo. The two main technologies are an ionic liquid pretreatment of biomass and production of ethanol from both glucose and xylose, a five-carbon sugar. Feedstocks used in the conversion have ranged from corn stover, wheat straw, alfalfa, switchgrass and poplar.

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