JANUARY 2008

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.”