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DuPont, Danisco to Start  Cellulosic Ethanol Pilot Plant by 2010

9:15 AM MDT | March 20, 2009 | Alex Scott

DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, a 50-50 biofuels joint venture between DuPont and food ingredients firm Danisco, is on track to begin manufacturing cellulosic ethanol at its pilot facility at Vonore, TN, by 2010, reports say. The 250,000 gal/year facility “is large enough to prove that cellulosic ethanol can be produced commercially with the current subsidies, and that you can make money on it," Tom Knutze, CEO of Danisco, is reported to have said. The jv plans to start producing at commercial scale within the next two-to-three years. If the pilot...

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