Baby Steps in Hard Times for Cellulosic Ethanol Makers

February 23, 2009

Earth2Tech: With many of the next-generation ethanol makers being forced to drag their heels on plant construction during the downturn, it’s becoming rare to hear about progress on cellulosic ethanol plants. But here’s a small step for a small demo plant: Next-gen ethanol maker ZeaChem says it is still on track to start construction of its 1.5 million gallon per year demo plant in Boardman, Ore., this year, and the company says engineering work on the plant has already started with contractor CH2M Hill. 

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