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USDA and DuPont collaborate to promote sustainable production of feedstocks for cellulosic ethanol [Registered]

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a new federal-private collaboration with DuPont to set up voluntary standards for harvesting corn stalks and other crop residues that’s used to make cellulosic ethanol while at the same time soil quality is not compromised. DuPont is building a $200 million plant in Nevada, Iowa that will use 375,000 tons of crop residues following corn harvest to make cellulosic ethanol. It will be the nation’s largest cellulosic plant when production – scheduled for 2014 – begins, making 30 million gallons of ethanol a year. Through the Memorandum of Understanding, DuPont will develop a…

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