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United States Envirofuels, LLC

Project Title: Sugar to Ethanol BioRefinery
Proposer: United States Envirofuels, LLC
Contact Person: Jeffrey Krohn, (813) 425-5478
Project Location: Venus, Florida
Grant Funds Awarded: $7,000,000
Cost Share: $40,000,000
Project Description:
This is a $47 million project to construct a 20 million-gallon-a-year ethanol production plant using sugar products. The primary feedstock is sweet sorghum which is not a food crop, uses less water and fertilizer than sugar or corn crops and grows rapidly. Water used in the production process will be treated and reused and other byproducts will be sold as high- potassium fertilizer. Supplemental feedstock will also include sugar cane, cane milling byproducts and other sugar crops produced by local growers. Site planning and conceptual plant design are done and permitting is about to begin. The plant will use several technologies to ensure the finished products are low carbon ethanol, green renewable power, bio-fertilizer, beverage grade liquid carbon dioxide, and treated water for process recycling and irrigation.

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