New facility turns sugar into fuel
Updated: Wednesday, October 30 2013, 09:53 AM EDT
Rochester, N.Y. - A new facility in our area is turning sugar into reusable energy.
Sweetwater Energy, which opened this week, turns wood chips and corn stalks into sugar and then converts that sugar into biodiesel—a biofuel intended for use in diesel engines.
The company's CEO hopes this new $4.5 facility on Lee Road will help attract more business.
”Two of our first two customers are ethanol producers who can stop buying corn and use us to make ethanol, and you know, ten percent of
all gas in the U.S. Is made with ethanol,” said Sweetwater CEO Arunas Chesonis.
This new facility was built after the success of a test plant last year.