Pennsylvania government funds ethanol plant

By | October 26, 2006
In August, the Pennsylvania government awarded funds to a private ethanol facility for the first time. Gov. Ed Rendell presented BioEnergy International LLC with $17.4 million in state investments to support Pennsylvania's first ethanol project: a 108 MMgy corn-to-ethanol plant followed by a collocated cellulose demonstration plant in Clearfield County. BioEnergy International has already contracted with Lukoil Americas to distribute the fuel from the $250 million project. Massachusetts-based BioEnergy International has also proposed a plant in Louisiana.