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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Charles H. Bronson, Commissioner

“Farm to Fuel” Grants Program Winners

Southeast Biofuels, LLC

Project Title: Citrus Peel Waste to Ethanol
Proposer: Southeast Biofuels, LLC
Contact Person: Thomas Endres, (706) 849-3788
Project Location: Auburndale, Florida
Grant Funds Awarded: $500,000
Cost Share: $5,926,786
Project Description:
This is a demonstration grant to Southeast Biofuels to build a commercial demonstration and pilot plant on property leased from Cutrale Citrus Juices USA Inc. in Auburndale to produce ethanol from citrus peels. Located in Florida’s citrus belt, the plant would begin by using a 10,000 gallon fermenter and some 67,000 pounds of citrus peels per batch, and then upgrading capacity, in the production of ethanol. The ultimate goal of the project is to design and build a full-scale commercial plant capable of generating 8 million gallons of ethanol a year by using and disposing of 800,000 tons of citrus waste annually.

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