The USDA has awarded a Biomass Crop Assistance Program Project in the Cape Fear Basin area of North Carolina. This BCAP Project area will provide growers with establishment assistance on 3,200 acres of Freedom Giant Miscanthus for use in the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in the US, to be built by Chemtex International. When finished, the operation will utilize more than 600,000 tons of locally-grown crops to produce 20 million gallons per year of renewable cellulosic liquid fuels.
Cool Planet BioFuels recently announced that it has made a major breakthrough in converting biomass to gasoline. The Company achieved 4,000 gallons/acre biomass to gasoline conversion in pilot testing using Freedom™ giant miscanthus, an advanced bioenergy crop. The giant miscanthus was developed at Mississippi State University and provided from a high yield plot by Repreve Renewables.
Registered and certified material is now ready for delivery for 2012 plantings. REPREVE Renewables is the exclusive supplier of Freedom giant miscanthus. We offer a full grower’s program, including planting supervision, growing assistance and quality monitoring. Get in touch with us to talk about a giant miscanthus growing program that suits your biomass needs.