I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

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For those readers who did not see the National NBC Nightly New with Brian Willams on Monday night, there was an interview with Doug Mizell from Agro*Gas Industries LLC about making kudzunol, ethanol from kudzu.

I have worked with Doug since early last summer and have posted about Kudzunol and did a video interview with Doug  about Agro*Gas Industries LLC. I have just talked to Doug and he has the following information to report on the status of Agro*Gas Industries LLC.;

1. Status for Kudzunol, ethanol project, slightly behind schedule, but still planning on ground breaking for the new plant in 2nd or 3rd quarter, 2009

2. Land has been tied up, approximately 130 acres for plant operations and additional facilities.

3. Private investor funds will be used, but at the beginning of November 1, 2008, special federal grant money has become available and paper work is being completed for grant money.

4. Process patents, paper work and work with attorneys is ongoing and takes time to complete and this work has to be completed before plant construction will start.

5. Process trials for producing ethanol have all been completed in pilot and small scale production runs with satisfactory results. I was present and witnessed these trials.

6. There has been some obstacles to overcome, but like any new start up company, this will happen but all have been dealt with and eliminated.

7. Other non-food feedstock supplies have been selected and contracted to be used as the new plant comes on line. Some of these items will have no cost including manufacturer paying freight costs for delivery.

8. All the ethanol that will be produced at the Agro*Gas facilities has been sold out for over 6 months.

Agro*Gas Industries, LLC is still on schedule for a production plant to be built and start in 2009.

Chemically Green will be posting future updates on the progress of Agro*Gas Industries LLC and if anyone needs to contact Doug Mizell, please contact via email: d.mizell@kuduznol.com

Will the Agro*Gas Industries LLC dream become a reality next year? Even with current economic conditions and the lower price of ethanol and gasoline, Doug Mizell says he is going to get ‘er done!

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4 Responses to I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

  1. Jim Peake December 20, 2008 at 5:49 pm #

    We are rooting for Doug, keep up the good work. 🙂

  2. Wilson Kagabo December 26, 2008 at 8:00 pm #

    Hi;

    I was amazed by the document about this crop on NBC few weeks ago.
    I am not however surprised because I worked on this crop for many years as a cover crop for land reclamation.

    It is a fast growing crop even in the tropics where land or soil fertility can be really very limiting for many land uses.

    I am interested in the processes and basics about using this crop in energy generating industrial use.

    Thanks and will appreciate your kind info.

  3. ChemicallyGreen.com
    chemicallygreen.com January 15, 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    @JimPeake: Thanks for the comments. Jim glad to hear from you. We are pulling for Doug as well.

  4. ChemicallyGreen.com
    chemicallygreen.com January 15, 2009 at 1:46 pm #

    @WilsonKagabo: Thanks for your comments.

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