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Cellulosic Ethanol

Uniquely positioned to help achieve global goals for energy independence and rural economic developmentslidein3000middleleft26px16px360C6001E


We bring unparalleled knowledge of the feedstock supply chain through our Pioneer® agronomists, our deep relationships with growers, and our experience in developing complex supply chains for seed corn and manufacturing facilities. More


We offer a fully integrated technology package, optimized to deliver on quality, quantity, and economics, and including industry-leading optimization of novel enzymes and fermentation organisms. More

Licensing, Production & Delivery

With a track record of successful operations in more than 100 countries, we can offer both differentiated licensing solutions and bioprocessing consumables globally that deliver mutual value. More

Demonstrated Results

Since 2008, our demonstration-scale operating facility in Vonore, Tennessee has been generating the data necessary to finalize the integrated scale-up technology for commercial production, including:

  • Confirmed economics of biomass delivery with 2011 field stover harvest data
  • Engineering and front-end loading underway for Iowa site
  • Deployment strategy which includes commercial operations, licensing model and merchant enzymes



DuPont Nevada Site Cellulosic Ethanol Facility

DuPont is one step closer to commercial reality as construction begins on our 30 million GPY cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa.

Corn Stover Harvest Program

We’re working with local farmers throughout the Nevada area to secure reliable non-food feedstock supplies. Initially, this will be corn stover, which delivers an excellent ethanol yields per dry ton of feedstock.

Learn more about our Corn Stover Harvest Program.