Company reports breakthrough in biomass-to-fuel conversion

02/29/2012 |

Cool Planet BioFuels has produced 4,000 gallons of gasoline per acre of biomass from giant miscanthus during pilot testing, the company said. The company used giant miscanthus developed at the University of Mississippi and supplied by Repreve Renewables. "Under more routine growing conditions, we estimate yields of about 3,000 gallons/acre should be achievable throughout the Midwest by selecting the proper energy crop for local conditions," said Cool Planet founder and CEO Mike Cheiky in a statement.

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