The U.S. Depaartment of Energy (DOE) has announced that it has finished its selection process for grants to be made to small-scale cellulosic ethanol refineries. The selected biorefinery projects will receive up to a total of US $240 million in DOE funding, subject to appropriations, over the next five fiscal years. Once federal funding is combined with industry cost share, more than US $735 million could be invested in the nine projects, over the next four to five years.

"To meet our growing energy demand we must continue to research and advance clean energy solutions to improve our energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and clean, sustainable cellulosic biofuels do just that." -- Andy Karsner, Assistant Secretary, DOE