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Dow and NREL to Jointly Evaluate Biomass-to-Ethanol Process

1:24 PM MDT | July 16, 2008 | Rebecca Coons

Dow Chemical says it has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Golden, CO) to jointly develop and evaluate the commercial viability of a biomass-to-ethanol process. The process will use non-food ingredients such as the leaves from a corn plant or wood wastes, and convert the bio-based material through a gasification process to synthesis gas. The gas will then be converted to a mixture of alcohols, including ethanol, using a Dow mixed alcohols catalyst. The joint evaluation program will focus on...

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