February 10, 2008

Ethanol plant will capture, sell CO2

In an age when carbon dioxide has become a dirty word, a Milton plant is trying to put the gas to good use.

United Ethanol broke ground about a month ago on a plant that will collect 250 tons of carbon dioxide a day. The gas currently is being released into the atmosphere as a byproduct of the company’s ethanol production.

At the end of the process, the carbon dioxide could end up cooling your food as it’s being processed or putting the fizz in your can of soda.

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