DuPont Danisco joins Tennessee initiative

By | September 08, 2008
One month after refuting a report that Mascoma Corp. was dropping out of the University of Tennessee's Biofuels Initiative, the University of Tennessee announced that the initiative had partnered with DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC and parted ways with Mascoma. The University of Tennessee Research Foundation, through Genera Energy LLC, made the announcement in July. Site preparations for a 250,000-gallon-per-year cellulosic ethanol facility are to begin this fall in Vonore, Tenn., with production expected to begin in December 2009. The plant design will include the flexibility to take in corn stover, cobs and fiber, in addition to switchgrass.