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Air Products to supply industrial gases to INEOS Bioenergy waste-to-ethanol plant

Air Products has been awarded a contract to supply onsite oxygen, compressed dry air, and nitrogen to INEOS Bio’s joint venture project for its waste to ethanol facility in Vero Beach, Florida. (Earlier post.) Air Products will supply gaseous oxygen from a PRISM VSA Oxygen Generation System as well as bulk liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen delivered to the site by trucks. Operations are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2012.

The Florida project will use INEOS Bio’s feedstock-flexible BioEnergy technology, which uses a combination of gasification and fermentation technology to turn different types of waste materials—including municipal solid waste—into ethanol and renewable power.

Oxygen is used primarily for gasification and nitrogen as an inert and fluidizing medium.

This commercial facility is designed to produce eight million gallons per year of bio ethanol fuel and six MW (gross) of renewable electricity from various wastes, including yard, vegetative and household wastes. This eliminates the need to grow crops as a raw material and avoids competition for land-use with the food supply chain by using waste cellulosic materials from farms and households as well as municipal solid waste.



That is a step in the right direction.

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