– Two US companies have announce new approaches
Two US companies have announced an innovative, cogeneration-style approach to reducing the amount of energy required to produce ethanol.
Headwaters Incorporated has signed an agreement to build an ethanol plant next
to Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station power plant near Underwood, North
Dakota, US. The proposed facility would use the waste heat from the coal-fired
power plant in place of a boiler, thus saving energy while reducing emissions
from the ethanol plant, reports the US Department of Energy. The plant will
be able to produce 200 million litres of ethanol per year, and the two companies
plan to begin construction in the autumn and start producing ethanol in the
autumn of 2006.