Low Cost Structure


In a commodity market such as ethanol, cost is the key competitiveness factor, and Woodland has a distinct advantage.

Woodland's CPR™ technology takes a different approach to producing ethanol as compared to both fermentation used by corn based ethanol producers, and the modified fermentation route used by biochemical based cellulosic ethanol companies.

First, Woodland's technology is not dependent upon the use of corn or other "cash" crops, which under traditional fermentation production processes represents over 50% of the total variable cost of production.

Second, the CPR™ technology provides significantly higher feedstock productivity and yield as a result of a more complete use of the feedstock. Fermentation uses only the carbon present in cellulose and starch, without using the carbon in the lignin, hemi-cellulose and CO2 arising from fermentation. Woodland's process captures all the carbon in all elements of the plant.

Product Ethanol Production Process Typical Observations
Corn Ethanol Corn Fermentation
  • Volatile feedstock costs
  • Converts food into fuel
  • Cellulosic Ethanol Biomass Pretreatment + Cellulose Fermentation
  • Lignin (typically >25% of biomass) is difficult to convert, therefore limiting the yield
  • High cost and variability for enzymes
  • Cellulosic Ethanol Biomass into Syngas + Mixed Alcohols Catalyst
  • Low yield and high cost due to complexities in separating ethanol from mixed alcohols
  • Woodland Cellulosic Ethanol Biomass into Syngas + Ethanol Catalysts
  • High conversion/yield
  • Low cost