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DuPont-Genencor JV Selects Tennessee for Cellulosic Ethanol Pilot Plant

2:06 PM MDT | July 23, 2008 | Michelle Bryner

DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, a 50-50 joint venture between DuPont and Danisco's Genencor, has chosen Vonore, TN as the site to build its previously announced cellulosic ethanol pilot facility. Startup is expected by the end of 2009. The pilot facility will have capacity to produce 250,000 gal/year of ethanol from corncobs and switchgrass. The DuPont Danisco jv announced today that it will build the pilot plant in partnership with the University of Tennessee. The companies will provide about $140 million in funding over three years and the state of Tennessee...

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