Marine & Timberlands to supply feedstock to BlueFire
BlueFire Renewables, Inc. announced a contract
with Cooper Marine & Timberlands (CMT) to provide feedstock
for BlueFire’s planned cellulosic ethanol facility in Fulton,
Mississippi, for a period of up to 15 years.
Under the agreement, CMT will supply BlueFire’s Fulton, Mississippi
project with all of the feedstock required to produce approximately
19-million gallons of ethanol per year from locally sourced cellulosic
materials such as wood chips, forest residual chips, pre-commercial
thinnings and urban wood waste such as construction waste, storm
debris, land clearing; or manufactured wood waste from furniture
Under the agreement, CMT will pursue a least-cost strategy for
feedstock supply made possible by the project site’s proximity
to feedstock sources and the flexibility of BlueFire’s process
to use a wide spectrum of cellulosic waste materials in pure
or mixed forms.
CMT, with several chip mills in operation in Mississippi and
Alabama, is a member company of Cooper/T. Smith one of America’s
oldest and largest stevedoring and maritime related firms with
operations on all three United States coasts and foreign operations
in Central and South America.
The Fulton project will put to work Mississippi’s significant
biomass resources to create economic development and job creation
The project will establish the platform for developing American
energy self-sufficiency from readily available local resources.