Fri., August 27, 2010 3:04pm (EDT)

Georgia Plant Marks A National First
By Rickey Bevington
Updated: 4 years ago

Range Fuels’ Soperton facility has successfully taken non-food biomass and turned it into fuel. (photo courtesy wikimedia commons)
Range Fuels’ Soperton facility has successfully taken non-food biomass and turned it into fuel. (photo courtesy wikimedia commons)
A bio-fuels plant in southeast Georgia is marking a first for the nation.

Range Fuels’ Soperton facility has successfully taken non-food biomass and turned it into fuel.

The plant uses woody biomass from nearby timber operations to create cellulosic ethanol and methanol.

In the future, the company will experiment with using grass and sugarcane stalks for making bio-fuel.