TVA biomass pilot plant facilities donated
Masada Resource Group, LLC, a Birmingham, Alabama firm specializing in municipal
solid waste-to-ethanol technology, has donated a biomass pilot plant facilities
and equipment to Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.
Last March, Masada was chosen as the successful bidder
to purchase TVA’s
biomass plant facilities and equipment in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Masada
submitted its bid as the leader of a collaborative effort by Auburn University
and Pure Vision Technology, Inc. of Ft. Lupton, Colorado.
Donald V. Watkins, CEO of Masada, expressed his thanks. “Much of Masada’s
pioneering success in waste-to-ethanol technology has been due to the collaborative
efforts of Masada, TVA and the DOE in exploring cellulosic ethanol and finding
new ways of converting wastes into fuels. The research Auburn and PureVision
are doing will allow us to continue the cutting edge research of TVA and
the DOE in developing alternative fuels, and will eventually help us reduce
America’s dependence on foreign oil.”