Catalytic Conversion Could Make Ethanol Cheaper

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngas 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, grasses and woods, and other low value biomass such as municipal waste.”

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