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Biorefinery targets Tennessee

Hawaii-based ClearFuels Technology will build a biorefinery in Wayne County, Tennessee, US.

The $200 million (€148.3 million) biorefinery will turn sawdust, wood shavings and wood chips into diesel or jet fuel. The refinery would employ 50 people and be built at lumber supplier Hughes Hardwoods’ facility in Collinwood.

Construction is scheduled to begin near the end of 2011 with operations eyed for 2013 or 2014.

ClearFuels will convert 1,000 tonnes a day of leftover wood products into 1,200-1,500 barrels of jet fuel or diesel fuel a day, Warren Davis, VP of commercial development for ClearFuels, comments.