WASHINGTON — The Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) is pleased to welcome DuPont as a new member. Through a unique combination of agricultural, biotechnology, chemical and material science capabilities, DuPont’s Industrial Biosciences business and its 2,500 talented employees worldwide focus on providing bio-based solutions to meet the needs of a growing population while protecting our environment.
“There is clear alignment between DuPont’s commitment to commercial cellulosic ethanol production and the Advanced Ethanol Council’s singular focus on developing forward-looking policies and open markets for the advanced ethanol sector,” said William Feehery, President of DuPont Industrial Biosciences. “We are looking forward to bringing DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol facility online this year in Iowa, and it is clear that the AEC is a key player in policy discussions about the growth and long-term viability of advanced renewable fuels.”
DuPont’s commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility, now under construction in Nevada, Iowa, will produce 30 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year and will utilize a fully integrated end-to-end production system that will be available to license globally. DuPont also operates a demonstration-scale facility in Vonore, Tenn., that has confirmed the economics of DuPont’s biomass procurement strategy and demonstrated the value proposition of its technology.
“We are very pleased to have DuPont on board at the Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC),” said Brooke Coleman, Executive Director of the AEC. “The cellulosic biofuels industry is breaking through at commercial scale and it is absolutely critical that the industry speak with one voice and stay together when it comes to how we engage on policy and regulatory matters. We look forward to working with DuPont on strategies that will put the industry in a position to succeed in 2014 and beyond.”
The Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) represents worldwide leaders in the effort to develop and commercialize the next generation of ethanol fuels, ranging from cellulosic ethanol made from dedicated energy crops, forest residues and agricultural waste to advanced ethanol made from municipal solid waste, algae and other feedstocks.
The AEC is the only advanced biofuel group with the singular purpose of promoting advanced ethanol fuels and technologies.