KBR has been awarded a contract for engineering and
procurement services for DuPonts first cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa.
KBR will provide front-end engineering, detailed engineering
and procurement services to DuPonts industrial
biosciences group for this first-of-a-kind plant to be
constructed in the Midwest US.
The ethanol facility is designed to
process 1,300 tpd of corn stover and produce 27.5 million
gal/year of ethanol, officials said.
The cellulosic ethanol product will be used as a blending
component in gasoline by fuel manufacturers and will enable
them to meet US EPA-mandated requirements for ethanol derived from cellulosic
KBR is executing the project from its operations center
in Wilmington, Del. Groundbreaking is scheduled for the second
half of 2012 with a 12-18 month construction period.
KBR and DuPont have a long-standing partnership and a
history of successful project execution, said David
Zelinski, president of KBRs downstream segment.
This award further affirms and solidifies KBRs
20-plus year partnership with DuPont in the safe and efficient
development and execution of capital projects, and reinforces
KBRs position as an EPC leader in biofuels projects.
Financial terms were not disclosed.