Company to invest $95 million in cellulosic ethanol plant in Jamaica

March 7, 2016 |

In Jamaica, Benchmark Renewable Energy plans to invest $95 million in a 10 million gallon sweet sorghum-based second-generation ethanol facility that could be expanded to 20 million gallons. The fuel is targeted for export to the US market. The facility will also produce half a million gallons annually of aviation biofuel. The first 10 million gallon phase of the project is targeted for commissioning the end of 2017. About 3,000 ha of sweet sorghum will be grown to supply feedstock to project.

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