N.C. ethanol research projects funded

By | May 04, 2009
The Biofuels Center of North Carolina has awarded several grants for ethanol-related research projects.

The University of North Carolina in Charlotte received $150,295 with the Catawba County Regional EcoComplex and Resource Recovery Facility in Newton, N.C., to develop technology to improve cellulosic ethanol production from crop and lumber mill waste.

North Carolina State University received over $700,000 for projects including work to characterize industrial sludges from papermaking processes for feedstock potential; evaluating sugarcane and miscanthus performance in North Carolina; developing a sweet sorghum feedstock industry on marginal lands; and a joint project with Lignol Energy Corp. to determine the economic impact of producing ethanol from varieties of pine wood.