Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

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Nevada Iowa, USA

DuPont is a science company dedicated to solving challenging global problems, while creating measurable and meaningful value for its customers, employees and shareholders.

Overview
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Location: Nevada Iowa, USA

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Year: 2015

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Status: Running

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Primary Feedstock: Corn Stover

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Products: Lignocellulosic Ethanol

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Technology: Mild Alkaline pre-treatment and proprietary biocatalysts

Description

The DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol technology can process a variety of feedstocks, including agricultural residues, like corn stover, sugarcane bagasse, empty fruit bunches (palm), wheat straw, and energy crops. The collected feedstock will be received, in bales or in bulk at the facility where the biomass will be unloaded, cleaned, and ground to a uniform size for pretreatment. The process to convert these feedstocks involves pretreatment, saccharification, fermentation, ethanol recovery, filtration, evaporation, and anaerobic digestion.

Impact
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GHG Performance: 90% less GHG emissions compared to petroleum

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Input Volume: 350,000 metric tonnes/year

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Output Capacity: 113 million L/year

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Jobs: +100

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Investment: Proprietary information

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