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DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC
Joint venture
Founded July 21, 2008
Headquarters Itasca, IL, USA
Key people
Joseph R. Skurla, President
Parent DuPont, Danisco

DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC is a 50/50 joint venture between DuPont and Genencor, a subsidiary of Danisco.[1] The company is accelerating development and deployment of cellulosic ethanol, which is made from non-food biomass. DDCE plans to license its technology and also will engage in limited operations of cellulosic ethanol biorefineries.[2]

The company's collaborations include work with Genera Energy and the University of Tennessee Research Foundation[3] DDCE has constructed a demonstration-scale biorefinery and research and development facility for cellulosic ethanol in Vonore, Tennessee. The plant went into operation at the end of 2009.[4][5]


  1. ^ DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol, LLC - Frequently asked questions Archived November 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ DuPont, Genencor Form JV to Produce Cellulosic Ethanol. By: Sissell, Kara, Chemical Week, 0009272X, 5/12/2008, Vol. 170, Issue 15
  3. ^ "DuPont Danisco and University of Tennessee Partner on a farm-to-fuel program that includes an operating demonstration-scale facility in Vonore, Tennessee and establishing a robust supply chain for energy crops, including switchgrass. - AOL Money & Finance". Retrieved 2008-09-16.
  4. ^ "DuPont-Danisco in Tennessee cellulosic ethanol project". Cleantech Group. Archived from the original on 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
  5. ^ Chemical Week; 7/28/2008, Vol. 170 Issue 23, p4-5, 2p

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