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Mar 1, 2013 9:05 AM by AP

Sundrop closes on land purchase for plant

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Sundrop Fuels, Inc. has closed on the purchase of more than 1,213 acres of land in Louisiana where the biofuels company plans to locate its plant manufacturing "green gasoline."

The Town Talk reports (http://townta.lk/WvI1xm ) Sundrop has had an option on the property for more than a year while it moved forward with pre-construction efforts, including permitting.

Sundrop, a Colorado-based biofuels startup, announced plans in late 2011 to build a $500 million pilot plant for its renewable fuel in the Alexandria area.

The plant will use woody biomass and natural gas to produce liquid fuel ready to drop into a gas tank. Vehicles don't need to be modified to use it, and it doesn't need to be blended with petroleum-based gasoline.

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