DDCE Begins Second Year of Stover Collection Program
(Ethanol Producer Magazine) The second year of DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC’s corn stover collection program is under way in Iowa as the company prepares to construct Project Blackhawk – a 25 MMgy stover-to-ethanol plant which will be located adjacent to the 55 MMgy corn-fed Lincolnway Energy LLC plant in Nevada, Iowa. The research program is a collaborative effort among DDCE, Des Moines, Iowa-based Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont-owned seed developer and supplier, and Iowa State University. The program is focused on the collection, transport and storage of stover and developing the best model for supplying stover to commercial-scale biorefineries.
Recent studies have indicated that the success of stover and other ag residue-based ethanol projects will rely heavily on the participation of area farmers. It is also believed that the majority of farmers may be willing to provide ag residues to ethanol facilities, but only if they do not have to harvest or transport the materials. READ MORE