INEOS Bio gets approval for BioEnergy Centre in Florida
(ADPnews) - Oct 18, 2010 - Florida-based INEOS Bio has secured clearance necessary to build a waste-to-power and biofuels facility, known as the BioEnergy Centre, in Indian River county.
The company said last Thursday that its joint venture (JV) with New Planet Energy LLC -- INEOS New Planet BioEnergy -- has received final air and environmental resource permits from the state of Florida, its wetlands permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers, and a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (Finding) from the US Department of Energy (DOE).
The BioEnergy Centre will be rolled out within the existing footprint of a former agricultural processing facility. Equipped with INEOS Bio's advanced BioEnergy technology, it will generate 8 million gallons (30 million litres) of third-generation bioethanol per year from biomass such as yard, wood, agricultural and vegetative wastes. The feedstock flexible technology has a patented anaerobic fermentation step, through which naturally occurring bacteria convert gases derived directly from biomass into bioethanol, the company said.
The Centre will also have a capacity of 6 MW for electricity generation.
INEOS Bio (www.ineosbio.com) plans to kick off the construction on the project in the fourth quarter of 2010. Its completion is slated for 2012.
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