The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces joint funding with Broin Cos. in the development of a bio-refinery plant that will commercialize cellulosic ethanol technology developed by DuPont.The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces joint funding with Broin Cos. in the development of a bio-refinery plant that will commercialize cellulosic ethanol Cellulosic ethanol is a type of biofuel produced from lignocellulose, a structural material that comprises much of the mass of plants. It is composed mainly of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. technology developed by DuPont. The DOE funding accelerates the development of a bio-refinery at Broin's Emmetsburg, IA, facility to 2009.
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The first feedstock for the Emmetsburg operation will be corn cobs. In addition, the bio-refinery facility will utilize waste streams from the grain ethanol operations.