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DuPont breaks ground on $200-million cellulosics facility

3:58 PM MST | December 17, 2012 | —Clay Boswell

DuPont has broken ground on a $200-million cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, IA, the company announced Friday. Slated for completion in mid-2014, the facility is expected to produce 30 million gal/yr of bioethanol from corn stover, a capital investment of about $7/gal. DuPont intends to contract with over 500 local farmers to gather, store and delivery 375,000 dry tons of stover to the facility each year. Earlier this year, the company received a Sustainable Biofuels Award for its Stover Harvest Collection Project. “By leveraging DuPont Pioneer corn...

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