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The plant is closed-loop because it recycles its water and energy.
DuPont has bought Pioneer, which would explain why they have so much expertise with agriculture products.
Update: this video teaches me about the "shredder" for preparing the windrow for the baler. I've discovered several videos by POET-DSM which has their own Project Liberty plant. This one struck me as the best one.
But a "second-generation" cellulosic ethanol plant has gone bankrupt already!
A video of a new corn head that chops up the corn stems because since the 1990s corn plants produce more biomass than will otherwise decompose in a year. It does seem better to sell the excess biomass rather than increase the rot rate.
Video of "The Farmer" mowing, raking and bailing their corn stalks for bedding for their Black Angus. They have already used the harvested corn field as pasture. I wonder if cattle can lick the lost corn kernels off the corn. The Farmer prefers corn fodder to straw for bedding because the cattle eat about 75% of the bale, and that provides good roughage.
BP and DuPont’s bio-isobutanol joint venture, Butamax, acquires ethanol facility in Kansas I guess BP decided to join Big Chem rather than fight it. It sounds like DuPont has found/created yeast that poops isobutanol instead of ethanol.