VANCOUVER, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSX-V: LEC)
("Lignol" or "the Company"), a leading technology company in the cellulosic
ethanol and biorefining sector, announced today that its U.S. subsidiary,
Lignol Innovations Inc., is moving forward with its previously announced plan
to construct a commercial demonstration cellulosic ethanol plant in Colorado.
Lignol has recently received approval from the U.S. Department of Energy
("DOE") to locate the facility in Grand Junction, on the western slope of
Colorado. The approved location is a change from the originally proposed site
adjacent to Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc.'s ("Suncor") refinery in Commerce
Lignol is expecting that Suncor will operate the facility, to be built
next to Suncor's products distribution terminal in Grand Junction. The Grand
Junction location offers logistical advantages including access to feedstock
and ethanol distribution efficiencies. Site specification decisions are
subject to regulatory approval.
In January 2008, the DOE approved Lignol's funding application for a
proposed cellulosic ethanol plant, including up to US$30 million in funding to
construct the facility. Lignol continues to negotiate the final details of the
DOE funding agreement and related party agreements.
The proposed facility will be designed to process hard and soft woods and
agricultural residues such as straw and corn stover. Lignol expects the
facility, once operational, will process about 100 tonnes of feedstock per day
and produce approximately 10 million litres of ethanol per year.
Lignol (TSX-V: LEC) is a Canadian company undertaking the development of
biorefining technologies for the production of fuel-grade ethanol and other
biochemical co-products from non-food cellulosic biomass feedstocks. Lignol's
modified solvent based pre-treatment technology, originally developed by a
former affiliate of General Electric, and then further developed and
commercialized for wood-pulp applications by a subsidiary of Repap Enterprises
Inc., facilitates the rapid, high-yield conversion of cellulose to ethanol and
the production of value-added biochemical co-products, including HP-L(TM).
Lignol is executing on its development plan through strategic partnerships to
further develop and integrate the core technologies on a commercial scale.
Lignol also intends to invest in, or otherwise obtain, equity interests in
energy related projects which have synergies with its biorefining technology.
For more information about Lignol, please visit our website at www.lignol.ca.
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