DuPont Danisco breaks ground in Tennessee

By | November 03, 2008
The University of Tennessee Foundation's Genera Energy LLC and partner DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC broke ground Oct. 14 on a pilot-scale cellulosic ethanol plant at the Niles Ferry Industrial Park near Vonore, Tenn. The new facility, which is expected to be complete in late 2009, will have a production capacity of 250,000 gallons per year, using switchgrass, corn stover and other crop residues as feedstocks. The Tennessee Biofuels Initiative has researched switchgrass and begun contracting with farmers to raise the dedicated biomass crop for this facility.