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Title: DOE-INES New Planet Bioenergy Technical Report Final Public Version 7-22-16

INEOS Bio and New Planet Energy Florida formed a joint venture company called INEOS New Planet BioEnergy (“INPB”) in 2009. This venture’s intent was to demonstrate at commercial scale INEOS Bio’s third-generation technology (the “Bio Process”) that converts a variety of lignocellulosic feedstocks into bioethanol and renewable electricity. INPB applied for and was awarded a $50,000,000 Department of Energy (“DOE”) grant in 2009 to support the construction of the commercial demonstration plant. The grant was a cost-sharing arrangement requiring at least 50% equity participation by the grantee. INPB completed construction of the Indian River BioEnergy Center in Vero Beach, Florida in June, 2012. The facility is designed to produce 8 million gallons per year of fuel-grade bioethanol and 6MW of electrical power, with upwards of 2MW exported to the electrical grid. Construction of the Indian River BioEnergy Center was completed on-time and within its capital budget of $121 million.
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  1. INEOS New Planet BioEnergy LLC, Vero Beach, FL (United States)
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Technical Report
Research Org:
INEOS New Planet BioEnergy LLC, Vero Beach, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (EE-3B)
Contributing Orgs:
DOE, USDA, State of Florida, AMEC, KBR, CDM , INEOS Bio, New Planet Bioenergy
Country of Publication:
United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS Thermochemical Gasification; Biochemical Fermentation; Biomass; Syngas