17 June 2009 18:31 [Source: ICIS news]
The company is processing 1 tonne/day of biomass on a dry basis at a pilot plant in ?xml:namespace>
Ethanol capacity at the pilot facility is 100,000 litres/year, Rushton said.
According to the official, wood is one of the most challenging routes to produce cellulosic ethanol.
“It is a very recalcitrant feedstock,” he said.
Lignol plans to eventually process as much as 3,000 tonnes/day of biomass to make the biofuel on a commercial scale.
Rushton declined to provide a timetable, but he said the company would first move to a demonstration stage at 200 tonnes/day.
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