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Coskata Makes Ethanol from Garbage and Used Tires

12:18 PM MDT | April 1, 2008 | Michelle Bryner

Renewable energy technology company Coskata (Warrenville, IL) says it has developed a process to make ethanol from practically any renewable source, including household garbage, plant waste, and used tires. The technology addresses several challenges facing current alternative energy options, including environmental, transportation, and land use concerns, Coskata says. The company expects to have a product commercially available for under $1/gal by 2011. Garbage disposal: New process feeds garbage to ethanol-producing bugs. Coskata’s process is...

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