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LanzaTech Buys Failed Ethanol Plant

1:38 PM MST | January 6, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Auckland-based LanzaTech has acquired a Soperton, GA cellulosic ethanol plant formerly operated by Range Fuels, according to Bloomberg (New York) reports. LanzaTech bought the gasification plant at a foreclosure auction for $5.1 million and plans to convert the facility to biochemicals production. The company's technology uses waste CO gas to produce fuels and chemicals, including C2-C5 feedstocks. Range Fuels was granted up to $160-million in federal, state, and local aid to build the plant, although the company failed to meet many milestones and about half of...

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