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BioEnergy Generation

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  • The following represents a general description of the bioenergy generation industry within the geographical scope of the regional center.
  • The process calls for the retrofit of existing non-operating ethanol plants to bring these plants back into production and to upgrade them to enable the plants to replace a portion of the corn used for ethanol production with renewable biomass and agricultural-waste feedstocks such as corn stover, wheat straw and switch-grass.

Opportunity

  • The State of California mandates that every gallon of gasoline sold must include ten percent (10%) ethanol.
  • Estimated market demand is 1.4 billion gallons per year and there is insufficient supply to meet this demand. California is the 3rd largest biofuel market in the world.
  • The California Energy Commission recently announced an ethanol production incentive to help restart idle ethanol production facilities by providing price assurance.
  • Protected profit margin.
  • California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) mandates alternative fuels be produced within California starting in 2011.
  • U.S. government Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has mandated the production and use of cellulosic (non-food) based biofuels in 2010 and beyond.

Advantages

  • Four of the largest ethanol plants in California are currently not operating and are available to purchase.
  • The project has an opportunity to produce a large percentage of ethanol mandated by the State, and to take advantage of premium pricing and production incentives.
  • Low production costs and Federal Tax Credits for cellulosic ethanol production (tax credit of $1.01 per gallon)

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