Virent receives funding for biogasoline plant

Virent Energy Systems Inc. in Madison, Wis., has been awarded a $500,000 grant and a $500,000 loan from the Wisconsin Energy Independence Fund to help design, build and operate a pilot-scale plant that will produce up to 10,000 gallons of biogasoline from biomass annually. The company also released a white paper disclosing technical details about its patented and trademarked BioForming technology that converts plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules, which can be converted into various fuels and chemicals. For more information, visit