Rentech Inc. and ClearFuels Technology Inc. on Monday announced today that their project to construct a biomass gasifier at Rentech's Energy Technology Center (RETC) in Denver, Colorado has been awarded a conditional US $22.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The gasifier will be integrated with Rentech's Product Demonstration Unit (PDU) for the production of renewable synthetic fuels from biomass.

The system is designed to produce synthesis gas from various wood waste and sugar cane bagasse feedstocks.