ZeaChem a Finalist for $4.6M 3-Carbon Platform Grant from California Energy Commission
by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …(California Energy) Commission staff have proposed a $4.6 million award to ZeaChem for the development of a pilot plant at its Menlo Park, Calif. research and development (R&D) facility to scale up the company’s C3 (three-carbon atom) product platform for advanced biofuel production.
The proposed award, which the Energy Commission will consider at a future business meeting, will enable the production of low-carbon drop-in bio-based gasoline, with identical chemical structure and performance as petroleum-based gasoline, from woody biomass and agricultural residues.
The award will also cover costs for completion of a commercial feasibility study, which will analyze market acceptance of advanced fuels and the regional supply chain for a potential commercial scale biorefinery in Northern California. READ MORE