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Fiberight (trash to ethanol) may cause food prices to rise (lol)

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OK this is a first ..

 

Looking for new info on Fiberight (trash to ethanol company) and came across a (almost) positive article about how Fiberight has teamed up with a UK renewable company

 

 

The Guildford, UK-based TMO Renewables has recently developed a new type of biofuel, appointed as a “second generation”, that according to the company will be used as an alternative fuel for transport in the next years, after signing a deal with US firm Fiberight.

 

TMO Renewables has created a strain of “turbo-charged” bacteria that is able to transform cardboard, tea bags and other waste into clean fuel. After the $500 million collaboration between the two companies, more than 15 plants using the process will be built during the following years, generating fuel on a commercial scale.

 

[glow=red,2,300]On the other hand, the development could increase food prices because it will also reduce the need for growing plants for other biofuels and minimize the amount of household waste heading to landfill.[/glow]

 

“We can finally roll out a technology that will truly break the mould of fuel generation,” said Hamish Curran, chief executive of TMO Renewables. The US company also mentioned that the addition of bacteria will boost the speed that waste can be converted into bioethanol by up to 35 per cent.

 

 

Too Funny

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(Reuters) - U.S. biofuels company Fiberight, which aims to turn municipal solid waste into bioethanol, has reached a 20-year deal to use a process developed by Britain's TMO Renewables potentially worth more than $25 million a year.

 

TMO has developed an industrial process, built around common bacteria developed from a strain found in compost heaps, for converting biomass into fuel ethanol.

 

Under the terms of the agreement, it is anticipated that 15 plants will be designed and constructed across the U.S. within the next five years, TMO said in a statement.

 

"Together, the companies are on track to become one of the largest producers of cellulosic ethanol in the U.S. during 2011, helping divert millions of tons of waste away from landfill every year," Fiberight CEO Craig Stuart-Paul said.

 

 

Fiberights process is already running and proven so 15 new Plants is pretty much assured as long as the money is ..with the better "bugs" to break down the feedstocks this Company seems ot have the inside track..even ahead of Coskata ..  As far as non crop based ethanol..otherwise POET would top the list

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very good news... but how this causes increase in food prices.... is beyond me ???

 

The anti-ethanol people really do have to resort to grasping at straws sometimes...

 

Hmmm- they must mean that reducing dependance on corn ethanol will mean less inexpensive distillers grains will be made - driving up feed costs to feeders who use it.

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