Clemson receives grant for pilot research plant

By | January 03, 2009
Clemson University received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. DOE in late September that will go toward building a pilot-scale ethanol plant at Clemson's Restoration Institute in North Charleston, S.C. The university, part of the South Carolina Bioenergy Research Collaborative, plans to research switchgrass, sweet sorghum, trees and other ethanol feedstocks there. Other participants include the DOE Savannah River National Laboratory, South Carolina State University, industry incubator SC Bio and other industry partners.