DOE OKs remaining $17.7M for Logos Technologies, EdeniQ cellulosic ethanol project

March 28, 2011 |

In California, Logos Technologies and EdeniQ announced that the DOE  will fully fund $20.5 million in federal cost share under DOE’s Integrated Biorefinery Program to construct a Corn-to-Cellulosic Migration pilot plant at EdeniQ’s headquarters in Visalia, California.

The commitment of the remaining $17.7M in federal cost share reflects that Logos and EdeniQ have satisfied all of the conditions associated with the design and engineering of the retrofit to EdeniQ’s currently operating pilot plant.

Previously in April 2010, DOE had released $2.8M in federal cost share for the initial “Budget Period 1” portion of the cooperative agreement.  The $17.7 million of committed funds will immediately be put to work to complete the engineering and construction of the additional equipment used to retrofit the plant and to fund the ongoing development of the second-generation enzymes and yeasts for saccharification and fermentation. The retrofit is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011.

After plant start-up, the biorefinery will process two tons of cellulosic biomass per day.

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