Turning Trash into Gas

Posted by Medialink on Oct. 28, 2009

New Facility Showcases Worlds First Commercially Viable Flex-Ethanol ProcessWith gas prices continually in flux, interest in domestically produced bio-fuels like ethanol (E85) is on the rise. Today, Coskata Inc., a leading developer of alternative bio-fuels, announced the successful start-up of its semi-commercial flex-ethanol facility.Unlike other technologies and facilities that often rely on one primary source of feedstock, the companys flex ethanol facility will be producing ethanol from numerous sources, including wood biomass, agricultural waste, construction waste and even household garbage. In addition, their patented microorganisms and bioreactor designs will produce ethanol for the same as, and in some cases less than, the cost of producing a gallon of gasoline. This new technology also reduces CO2 emissions up to 96 percent compared to gasoline.Flex Fuel vehicles that can run on gas, E85 or a combination of both, are already available from Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge and GMC. GM has built ...

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