US Department of Energy Cellulosic Ethanol Commercialization Grant Program

Alico, Inc., LaBelle, FL  A $33 million grant under this program was awarded to Alico, Inc. to be used along with private capital to construct a cellulosic ethanol plant in LaBelle, Florida. Alico, Inc. is an agribusiness company primarily engaged in the production of sugar, sugarcane, cattle, sod and forest products. The company’s operations are located in central and southwest Florida and its primary asset is 136,081 acres of land located in Collier, Hendry, Lee, and Polk Counties. The BRI technology platform used was sold to ENEOS Bio in 2008.