Gulf Ethanol Launches Texas Cellulose Project

Houston, Texas [] Gulf Ethanol Corp., a Houston-based ethanol company, launched an initiative to develop alternative fuel stock for the production of ethanol. Since ethanol produced from food crops, such as corn or sugar, often creates upward pressure on food prices, Gulf will pursue the use of sorghum as a feedstock using advanced cellulosic ethanol production technologies. Cellulose is an abundant fuel stock in America and can be found in many non-food crops. The company feels that the growing characteristics of sorghum make it an ideal crop for ethanol production in Texas. Gulf Ethanol Corporation plans to produce, distribute, and blend biofuels.

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