FPL Energy, LLC, recently announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Citrus Energy, LLC, of Boca Raton, Fla., to develop the first ever commercial scale citrus peel-to-ethanol plant.
The cellulosic ethanol plant will be owned and operated by FPL Energy and is expected to produce four million gallons of ethanol per year. It will be located on the grounds of a local Florida citrus processor.
FPL Energy said that ethanol from citrus peel could result in a new Florida industry producing over 60 million gallons of fuel per year, which could replace about one percent of Floridas annual gasoline consumption.
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