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NY State Requsts Proposals for Cellulose-Based Ethanol Pilot Plants

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the New
York Energy Research & Development Authority are currently accepting
proposals to develop and construct a pilot-scale facility to produce
ethanol from cellulosic biomass feedstocks. Up to $20 million is
available to as many as four proposers or teams. The proposer must
successfully demonstrate the technical, financial, business, and
organizational capability to construct a pilot-scale ethanol facility
and use the information to develop a commercial-scale production
facility. The facility must employ cellulose-based feedstock, such as
switchgrass or willow, agricultural and forestry residues, clean wood
and wood wastes, pulp and paper mill wastes or extracts, and
non-recyclable paper. The proposals must call for construction in New
York State. For details on the RFP, go to http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/
and touch on the link for Cellulosic Ethanol Pilot Facility RFP.
Proposals must be received by Sept. 20.
Due date: September 20, 2006


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