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USDA funds cellulosic ethanol project in Florida [Registered]

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on 18th August that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development issued a $75 million loan guarantee to support construction of cellulosic ethanol plant with a capacity of 8 million gallons/year in Vero Beach, Florida. The plant will process some 300 dry tonnes of citrus fruit, vegetable and yard wastes daily. In addition to ethanol, there is also a provision to cogenerate power which will meet the power needs of 1400 homes. The facility, estimated to be completed by the summer of 2012 and being constructed by INEOS New Plant Energy, LLC, will use a…

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