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Mascoma Corp. Revs Up Woodship Ethanol for Prime-Time (UPDATE)

By: Katie Cordrey - Published:   Updated: Jun 8 2011 • References: blogs.edmunds
General Motors-backed Mascoma Corporation has developed a proprietary enzyme process to convert wood chips into ethanol fuel. The corporation is putting that process to the test. Up to 200,000 gallons per year of the alcohol-based fuel is being produced at a Rome, New York demonstration refinery. General Motors will use the fuel in its test car fleet.

Implications - The proposed plant in Northern Michigan may also be equipped with the same technology because of so many nearby lumber mills. Cost is a big factor though because it would cost an estimated $200 million to build the factory. The featured video provides an overview of cellulosic ethanol production while managing to be entertaining and educational.

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