[NEWS] Crop Waste Ethanol Refinery Proposed for North Dakota
– by Associated Press, July 31, 2016, Washington Times
A group of developers is planning to make ethanol from the stalks and leaves of North Dakota wheat straw and corn plants.
New Energy Investors is looking to develop a 13-million gallon, cellulosic ethanol plant at the Spiritwood Industrial Park near Jamestown, the Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/2aEyvYB) reported.
“What attracts us here is we believe North Dakota has good policy to support us,” said Thomas Corle, New Energy co-founder and partner. “The investment community here seems focused on agricultural products and generating new revenues back to the farm.”
Corle said the city of Jamestown has also been supportive of the project.
“We certainly want North Dakota to partner in this project with us,” he said.
The company is asking the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission for $125,000 for a three-month feasibility study. Corle said the study would be to reassure potential investors.