Panda Powers Plants With Poop

Cindy Zimmerman

Panda Development GroupTexas-based Panda Energy has announced plans to build a 100 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Sherman County, Texas.

According to a news release, the Sherman plant will generate the steam used in the ethanol manufacturing process by gasifying more than 1 billion pounds of cattle manure a year. Once complete, it will be one of the most fuel efficient ethanol refineries in the nation and equal in size to Panda’s Hereford facility which is the largest biomass-fueled ethanol plant in the United States.

The Sherman facility is the fourth 100 million gallon ethanol project announced by Panda, and the third to be powered by cattle manure.

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