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• Significant producer of biomass and agricultural waste, including wood, citrus and sugar

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INEOS BioEnergy
Vero Beach

» Chemicals

» Building the first advanced waste-to-fuel commercial biorefinery in the U.S. The $130-million Indian River BioEnergy Center will convert yard, vegetative and household wastes into cellulosic ethanol for renewable electric power.

Plenty of readily available biomass and a ready market for the bioethanol INEOS will produce from it made Florida the right site. Add to that, support from state and local officials and a workforce with a really can-do attitude. -- David King