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Sep 10, 2014 - US firm Quad County Corn Processors, or QCCP, on Tuesday cut the ribbon on a cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa with an annual production capacity of 2 million gallons (7.6 million litres).
The Cellerate facility, situated in the city of Galva, will run on corn kernel fiber, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said in a statement. RFA’s president and CEO Bob Dinneen took part in the plant’s inauguration ceremony.
Iowa-based QCCP operates a manufacturing plant in the mid-west US state, capable of producing 35 million gallons of conventional ethanol and 750,000 gallons of corn oil per year, according to its website. The start-up of the new cellulosic ethanol facility will enable to the company to boost its output by 6%, it noted. The project has also helped it increase its personnel from 36 to 40 people.
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