Blue Fire Gets Biomass Funding

Cindy Zimmerman

Blue Fire EthanolBlueFire Ethanol Fuels of California has been approved to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy loan guarantee program for clean energy projects..

According to a company release, BlueFire Ethanol was recognized for its proposed project to build a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in California using an array of low-cost feedstocks including landfill waste.

“The Department of Energy’s continued encouragement of BlueFire Ethanol’s innovative clean energy technology is a key step toward full-scale commercial production of cellulosic ethanol and a testament to the management team’s work over the past 15 years to deploy an economic cellulosic ethanol technology using an array of low-cost cellulosic waste feedstocks,” said BlueFire Ethanol CEO Arnold Klann.

BlueFire Ethanol holds the exclusive North American license to employ the Arkenol Process Technology, a patented, commercially viable and profitable system that transforms cellulosic waste into usable ethanol. As a result, BlueFire is uniquely positioned to set the industry standard in converting waste materials — such as wood waste, green waste, straw, switchgrass, and corn stover — into ethanol.

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