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EA-1773: Final Environmental Assessment

NEOS New Planet BioEnergy, LLC Commercial Scale Integrated Demonstration BioEnergy Center, Vero Beach, Florida

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to provide up to $50 million in cost share funds to INEOS New Planet BioEnergy, LLC (INP BioEnergy) for the construction and operation of a commercial scale integrated demonstration bioenergy center (proposed project) in Vero Beach, Florida having an estimated total capital cost of $121 million. Construction would take place entirely within the property formerly used by Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. as a citrus processing facility. This EA evaluates the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of the proposed project. For purposes of comparison, this EA also evaluates the impacts that would occur if DOE did not provide funding and the proposed project is not constructed (the No Action Alternative).