April 07, 2008
Verenium announced today that it's demonstration scale cellulosic plant at Jennings, LA has entered into the startup phase. Over the next three months each of the more than forty separate systems will be tested.
"We are very enthusiastic about the continued progress and momentum at our pilot and demonstration facilities in Jennings; achieving this key milestone is another important step on the path to the commercialization of cellulosic ethanol," said Carlos A. Riva, President and Chief Executive Officer at Verenium. "The next several months will be critical in terms of scaling our process and technology and garnering the insights needed to begin construction on our first commercial facility -- which will truly be a landmark for the emerging next-generation biofuels industry."