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Cool Planet breaks ground on biomass-to-gasoline blendstock facility

7:59 AM MST | February 27, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) has broken ground on the company’s first commercial-scale production facility, at Alexandria, LA, dubbed Project Genesis, the company announced. Permits have been received to begin earthwork and grading, with construction to follow immediately. The facility will be designed to produce 10 million gallons/year of high-octane, renewable gasoline blendstocks, as well as biochar, all made from wood residues, Cool Planet says. Biochar is a name for charcoal when it is used for particular purposes, especially as a soil...

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