Diamond mine timber to become ethanol feedstock

July 6, 2011 |

In Canada, Nipawin Biomass has signed an MOU with Shore Gold to use waste timber from a diamond mine under development in Saskatchewan as feedstock for ethanol production. Nipawin Biomass has developed a process with Saskatchewan Research Council to process cellulose into syngas which then uses a proprietary catalytic conversion technology to convert it into ethanol. Its partner Fulcrum Bioenergy is preparing to use the same technology to produce ethanol from MSW in California.

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