Lignol, Suncor partner

By | January 03, 2009
Canada-based Lignol Energy Corp. and Suncor Energy Products Inc. have teamed up to develop a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Grand Junction, Colo. Suncor, which currently operates a 105 MMgy corn-based ethanol plant in Sarnia, Ontario, will assist Lignol with preliminary development work. The companies hope to have the agreement finalized before Jan. 15.

In January 2008, the U.S. DOE awarded Lignol with $30 million in funding for the commercial-scale cellulosic project, which is expected to be completed between 2010 and 2011. The company also operates a pilot plant in Burnaby, British Columbia.