Ethanol Flood

Cindy Zimmerman

The World Bank is being “flooded” with requests to fund ethanol projects worldwide, according to a report from Reuters. The article says that requests are coming from countries such as “Mali, Guatemala, Honduras, the Philippines, Colombia, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Mozambique, Tanzania, Egypt and Turkey,” and that “inquiries have increased since President Bush last week called on the U.S. Congress …


From Phoenix To Indy

Chuck Zimmerman

EPICI know that Cindy already mentioned this but I’m getting ready to leave one alternative fuel event for another one. The Clean Cities Congress is over but tomorrow is “Ethanol Day” in Indianapolis.

EPIC, Ethanol

Pineapple Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

A Florida-based company is working to make ethanol from pineapples. Biomass Resources Corporation of Boca Raton reportedly has “achieved initial success at extracting Ethanol from pineapple fruit and pineapple plant waste,” according to a news release. Initially, the company is focusing on the pineapple industry for its production, and has established a 5,000 sq. ft. R&D and production facility outside …

Cellulosic, Ethanol

Catalytic Conversion Could Make Ethanol Cheaper

Cindy Zimmerman

Lowering the cost of ethanol production is the goal of Syngas International, a Canadian alternative energy technology corporation. The company hopes to do that by by replacing corn with less-expensive cellulose-based feed stocks and using its “M2 gasifier and PyStR system,” with is catalytic conversion as opposed to fermentation. According to a news release, “cellulosic feed stocks include agricultural wastes, …

Ethanol, Research