Back in the beginning of June we talked about BlueFire’s hopes to build their first commercial scale plant in
BlueFire hopes to have the plant up and running by the end of 2009, converting about 170 tons of woody and grassy grossness dumped daily into as much as 3.2 million gallons per year…just a portion of the 3 billion gallons they hope to produce from as many as 20 similar plants by 2017.
The permits and plans fly in the face of all the ethanol plants that are losing ground – mainly this is possible because BlueFire uses a non-food-based fuel for creating ethanol. No one wants to eat garbage, and using landfill land is far less controversial than using farm land.
With the push to use cellulosic ethanol more and more as a sustainable fuel source, including for jets, BlueFire is sure to have a strong consumer demand to fill – DuPont and Genencor estimate the market for non-food based fuel will eventually be worth $75 billion. I don’t doubt it.
written by Tim, July 25, 2008
written by chemrat, July 26, 2008
written by chemrat, July 27, 2008
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