Commercial exploitation of gasified biomass is rather new in the US. According to Birmingham News only a handful of other companies are exploring similar non-food materials. The Californian company BlueFire Ethanol recently got the green light to begin building an ethanol plant fueled by garden, wood waste and unrecyclable paper to the tune of 175 tons a day. The facility is going to be conveniently located right next to the county landfill in Lancaster, and will initially produce 3.1 million gallons of ethanol. First fuels to go on sale will hit the market next year in June, a BlueFire spokesman said.