2008 Awards

Bioenergy Plantations - N.C. State University

Funding recipient:  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Award amount:  $187,700

Researchers at North Carolina State University are conducting a technical and economic study to establish the feasibility of affordable, abundant, renewable biomass selected for efficient conversion to transportation fuels for North Carolina.  The project explores every step in the supply chain, with emphasis in biomass production and conversion processes.  Several investment scenarios are simulated in different biomass types and conversion technologies to understand the feasibility and profitability of the business.  Information is intended to be used by lawmakers as a tool to enhance our state’s favorable conditions to compete in the biofuels industry and to inform investors, ultimately promoting new facilities and creating new jobs across the state.

Leveraged funds reported: $117,859
North Carolina counties benefiting from this project: Wake, with long-term benefit statewide

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