A transformation is underway in Iowa. Last year, Verbio North America Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of German bioenergy producer Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie AG, purchased DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol LLC in Nevada, Iowa. The company has plans to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) at the site, but first will need to make some changes to the facility. “We will utilize the land, infrastructure, electric substation, control room and some other equipment and structures, but this represents only a small portion of the overall facility,” says Rand Dueweke, chief financial officer of Verbio North America. “To produce RNG, we need to complete a substantial new construction project—building multiple anaerobic digestion tanks and installing biogas upgrading equipment.” Dueweke adds that the company hopes to begin production at the plant in the spring of 2020.
By Matt Thompson, Ethanol Producer Magazine