Rapid City, South Dakota [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] KL Process Design Group (KL) has announced that its first cellulosic ethanol plant is now in production. The small-scale facility uses waste wood and is located near Upton, Wyoming.
The plant was engineered, constructed and is operated by KL and uses the company’s proprietary technologies and newly developed enzymes. The current production facility is utilizing soft woods, but successful test runs have occurred making use of waste materials such as cardboard and paper.“It is now possible to economically convert discarded wood into a clean burning, sustainable alternate motor fuel,” said Randy Kramer, president of KL Process Design Group. “We’re proud of what this small company has accomplished, and believe that our design will be a cornerstone from which we can build our country’s renewable fuel infrastructure providing a better source of motor fuel, starting today.”