In California, EdeniQ and Logos Technologies will commence construction of their cellulosic biofuels pilot plant in Visalia, on May 19.
EdeniQ began developing the cellulosic ethanol technology in 2006 and built a small pilot plant in Visalia where it was able to convert ag waste such as corn stalks, wood chips and switchgrass into ethanol. Following the construction and commissioning of the plant, EdeniQ and Logos will test and refine the process to meet the real-world demands of round-the-clock production.
The plant is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2012. EdeniQ’s proprietary Cellunator technology mechanically breaks down any variety of biomass. Following the Cellunator, the process uses a proprietary enzyme cocktail to convert the biomass into sugars, which are fermented into ethanol.
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