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CX-004251: Categorical Exclusion Determination

High Yield Hybrid Cellulosic Ethanol Process Using High-Impact Feedstock for Commercialization by 2013
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Date: 10/14/2010
Location(s): Oregon
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

Department of Energy and cost share funds would be used to design, construct, and operate the "Boardman Project". The Boardman Project consists of the design, construction and operation of two standalone processing units. One unit would convert biomass to a fermentable sugar solution (chemical fractionation) and the other would convert carboxylic esters to ethanol (hydrogenolysis). The Boardman Project, together with ZeaChem's Core Facility, would constitute an integrated cellulosic ethanol biorefinery capable of producing ethanol and other coproducts from cellulosic materials utilizing patented chemical, thermal and biological processes.