EGB, NextStep enter biomass supply agreement

Nebraska-based Energy Grains Biomass LLC has signed a multi-year agreement to supply NextStep Biofuels Inc. with an unspecified amount of corn stover for 40 MMgy of cellulosic ethanol production. EGB contracts local farmers for corn stover, according to company President Paul Kenney. "It's a turnkey operation," he said. "Farmers show us where to go, and our crews come in and do everything. We will get as much as we need off the farmers' fields through the winter. It will be very unique, as we will be pelletizing the corn stover."