An energy plant in Soperton, Ga., has perfected a process for commercialization that can produce both biodiesel and ethanol from non-food biomass.
Range Fuels announced Wednesday it has a commercially viable cellulosic biofuel plant. It yields methanol that can be made into biodiesel, as well as ethanol and other gases.
The first phase of the process consists of using heat and pressure to convert non-food biomass--currently Range Fuels is using wood waste from nearby timber plants--into a synthetic gas. That syngas, which the company says is made up of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, is then put through a second process … Read more