Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cellulosic ethanol in Germany soaring

Clariant opens Germany’s biggest cellulosic ethanol plant

 July 23, 2012
In Germany, Clariant inaugurated Germany’s biggest pilot plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural waste. Located in Straubing, Bavaria and supported by the Bavarian government and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the project will produce up to 1,000 tons of cellulose ethanol from around 4,500 tons of wheat straw based on the sunliquid® technology developed by Clariant. It represents an investment of around $34 million.