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Panda Ethanol receives air permit for Muleshoe refinery


March 10, 2008
By Panda Ethanol Incorporated

Panda Ethanol Incorporated
recently received an air permit from the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality for the company’s planned 115 million gallon per
year ethanol refinery in Muleshoe, Texas.

Panda Ethanol Incorporated recently received an air permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the company’s planned 115 million gallon per year ethanol refinery in Muleshoe, Texas.

The facility will be engineered to gasify up to one billion pounds of cattle manure per year to generate the steam used to refine an annual estimate of 38 million bushels of feedstock grade corn into biofuel. By using bio-gas to fuel the plant, Panda is both conserving the energy equivalent of 1000 barrels of oil a day and helping to address a significant environmental problem for the Texas Panhandle.

Once built, the Muleshoe refinery should be equal in size to Panda’s Hereford, Texas, facility, which is considered the largest biomass fueled ethanol plant in the U.S. with one of the lowest carbon footprints of any similar sized ethanol facility in the nation.

The Muleshoe facility, to be located about eight miles northwest of the town, is the fourth 115 million gallon per year ethanol project announced by Panda to receive air permits. Construction is dependent upon financing, additional regulatory approvals and other conditions.


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