HOUSTON - Gulf Ethanol Corp., an alternative energy company, announced Wednesday that they have conducted a preliminary onsite assessment of a facility for ethanol production and blending near the Port of Houston.
The site is being evaluated to accommodate a production facility with the capacity of 30 million gallons of ethanol annually.
According to JT Cloud, president of Gulf Ethanol, current demand in the United States for ethanol is outstripping demand by nearly 80 percent.
“The lack of blending facilities is a bottleneck in the current markets,” Cloud added. “We plan to be a solution to America’s energy needs.”
The plant is located within a few hundreds yards of the port and has its own rail spur in in addition to 23 acres available acres for expansion. The location also has its own hazardous waste disposal area maintained and monitored by the State of Texas Dept. of Environmental Quality.