A company called Ineos Bio, has developed new technology that is capable of producing large quantities of ethanol from waste and nonfood matter, which may have a huge impact on the future of fuel consumption. There main product is cellulosic ethanol, and are now capable of producing at a commercial scale. Based out of Switzerland, the company is planning to produce 8 million gallons of ethanol per year, all from waste and garbage. The process they utilize involves fermentation & gasification technology to convert the waster into ethanol and renewable electricity.
“We are producing commercial quantities of bioethanol from vegetative and wood waste, and at the same time exporting power to the local community — a world first,” said Ineos Bio CEO Peter Williams.