Stan Mayfield Biorefinery (2012 - 2017)
The UF Stan Mayfield pilot biorefinery was located in Perry, FL and was in operation from January 2012 until December 2017. This 18,500 sqft facility was used to test operating conditions for production of renewable fuels and chemicals from plant biomass on an intermediate scale, to facilitate the design and construction of commercial-scale biorefineries. At the pilot biorefinery biomass was pretreated with phosphoric acid, followed by liquefaction of with cell-wall degrading enzymes, and then simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation of both hexoses and pentoses to ethanol with engineered strains of E. coli. The facility was named after the late state representative Stan Mayfield.
The presentations below provide information on the pilot biorefinery during its time of operation.