Making biofuels out of rice straw – 10 million gallon cellulosic ethanol biorefinery

Read the full post at Biopact.

Earlier we mentioned German engineers who redesigned a ‘circulating fluidized bed combustion’ system that unlocks the vast potential of rice hulls, an abundant waste product – to be used in Vietnam. Today news arrives of a company called Colusa Biomass Energy which is building a cellulosic ethanol plant with a capacity of 37.8 million litres (10 million gallons) and that will use rice straw as its feedstock.

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