Range Fuels is building the first one in Georgia.
Mascoma Corp. is building the second one in Michigan.
Abengoa Bioenergy is building America's third cellulosic ethanol plant in Kansas.
Lignol applies to build America's fourth cellulosic ethanol plant in Colorado
Florida Crystals Corp. is bulding America's fifth cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida
Mascoma is building America's sixth cellulosic ethanol plant in Tennessee
Mascoma is building America's seventh cellulosic ethanol plant in New York[9/19/07] CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mascoma Corporation, a leader in advanced low-carbon energy biotechnology, today announced that it intends to establish the country’s first operating facility producing cellulosic ethanol utilizing switchgrass as feedstock. The project represents one of the largest commitments of capital yet made in support of the cellulosic biofuels industry.
Mascoma and The University of Tennessee plan to jointly build and operate the five million gallon per year cellulosic biorefinery. Construction is expected to begin by the end of 2007 and the facility will be operational in 2009.
Poet is building America's Eighth Cellulosic Ethanol Plant In Iowa[9/27/07] Mascoma has begun construction on its first facility announced in 2006, a multi-feedstock demonstration-scale biorefinery located in Rome, New York. This project is being developed in partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Verinium is building America's Ninth Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in LouisianaSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (October 4, 2007) - POET and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that they have signed a cooperative agreement for a commercial cellulosic ethanol project in Emmetsburg, Iowa.
According to the cooperative agreement, phase one of the project will last approximately 20 months. A subsequent phase two agreement will then be negotiated to cover construction which is expected to take two years. Following construction, facility operation is expected to begin in 2011.
SunOpta signs letter of intent for America's tenth cellulosic ethanol plant in Minnesota[11/04/07] Based in Massachusetts, Verenium built a small-scale plant in Jennings in 2006, and began quietly cooking about two tons of local crop waste per day into ethanol. It's one of a few pilot plants in the U.S. acting like chemistry labs for cellulosic ethanol.
In February, Verenium broke ground on a 1.4 million gallon per-year demonstration plant right next to the pilot site. It would be the first cellulosic plant of its size in the U.S., and Verenium officials boast they're at least one year ahead of anyone else in the game.
This new plant should be built in March and start running later next year, but is still just the second of three phases, meant to help Verenium perfect the process on their way to building a commercial-scale plant.
That could make 25 million to 30 million gallons of ethanol per year from biomass as far away as New Iberia, if it were built in Jennings. Sites in Florida and Texas are also being considered for the large, third-phase plant.
KL Process Design Group is already in production in the eleventh plant in Wyoming[11/20/07] TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- SunOpta Inc. (SunOpta or the Company) (NasdaqGS:STKL - News) (Toronto:SOY.TO - News) today announced that SunOpta BioProcess Inc. (SBI) has signed a Letter of Intent with Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op (CMEC) of Little Falls, Minnesota to complete a feasibility analysis and engineering study leading to the parties jointly building, owning, and operating a 10 million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol plant. The proposed operation is expected to be located adjacent to CMEC's existing 21.5 million gallon per year corn starch to ethanol plant, will use local wood chips as raw material feedstock, and is dependent upon completion of final engineering and definitive agreements.
Coskata and ICM are building the twelfth one at a location to be determined[1-29-08] Cellulosic ethanol is now in production at the first small scale waste wood commercial facility operating in the U.S.
Located just 1 mile South of Upton, Wyoming, the plant was engineered, constructed and is operated by KL Process Design Group. This is the result of six years of development efforts between KL and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
“It is now possible to economically convert discarded wood into a clean burning, sustainable alternate motor fuel” said Randy Kramer, president of KL Process Design Group
AE Biofuels has started construction on the thirteenth one in Montana[2-7-08] Next generation ethanol company Coskata on Wednesday announced an agreement with ICM Inc. to design and construct a commercial ethanol plant using Coskata’s biological fermentation technology.
Bill Roe, president and CEO of Coskata said, “Coskata and ICM will speed the commercialization of a process that will convert biomass into advanced biofuels from a number of renewable materials, at a production cost of less than $1 a gallon.”
The location of the first Coskata plant will be announced at a later date, but officials say they expect the facility to open in 2010.
[2/19/08] CUPERTINO, Calif. - (February 19, 2008) - AE Biofuels, Inc. (OTCBB: AEBF) an advanced energy company that is developing next-generation ethanol and biodiesel production worldwide, today announced that it has begun construction of an integrated cellulose and starch ethanol commercial demonstration facility in Butte, Montana. The plant will use proven patent-pending Ambient Temperature Cellulose Starch Hydrolysis (ATCSH) enzyme technology to optimize process conditions for multiple feedstocks. Non-food ethanol feedstocks used by the facility are expected to include switch grass, grass seed straw, small grain straw, and corn stalks alone and in combination with a variety of traditional starch and sugar sources. The 9,000 square foot pilot plant facility is expected to be fully operational in the second calendar quarter of 2008.