September 2011

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: Europe

Süd-Chemie, a member of the Clariant Group, has started construction of what will reportedly be the largest German plant for manufacturing climate-friendly biofuel cellulosic ethanol from agricul..

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Süd-Chemie, a member of the Clariant Group, has started construction of what will reportedly be the largest German plant for manufacturing climate-friendly biofuel cellulosic ethanol from agricultural waste materials. From the end of 2011, the plant, which is being built very close to the Bavarian BioCampus in Straubing, will produce up to 1,000 tpy of cellulosic ethanol, primarily from wheat straw from the Straubing area. It, therefore, constitutes a key milestone on the road to the technology’s commercialization. Since 2009, Süd-Chemie’s sunliquid process has been successfully tested on a pilot scale. This is an innovative, biotechnological process for producing bioet

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