Hey Folks,

The race for an economical process to make ethanol is getting hot and heavy.  Coskata is the latest contender.

I do not know much about gasification, so a little self education is needed on my part. This is a good page for that:

Great stuff. Gasification gets rid of the “how to break down the cellulose” question that has slowed the process to a crawl in most instances.

A question I would like answered is how much maintenance is needed for the process and how many hours a week would it have to be shut down for that maintenance?

Update: May 15, 2011: Coskata has shown its process works with a test site. They are going to be receiving $250 million dollars in government grants to build a real facility:


-Follower of Dr. Phineas Waldolf Steel Dennis