Illinois biofuel projects get federal cash
Fri, 04 Dec 2009 18:01:08 GMT —
Three Illinois biofuels projects have been awarded more than $50 million in federal stimulus funds.
The U.S. Department of Energy said Friday that $24.8 million is going to Archer Daniels Midland Co. in Decatur for a project using acid to break down biomass for fuel.
Haldor Topsoe Inc. will receive $25 million for a project in Des Plaines to convert wood to so-called green gasoline.
And the Gas Technology Institute in Des Plaines is getting $2.5 million for another project designed to turn woody material into gasoline and diesel.
The money is part of $564 million headed to 19 projects around the country.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu says the money is intended to help establish an American biorefinery industry.