October 2012

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Clariant has inaugurated what is said to be Germany’s biggest pilot plant for producing climate-friendly cellulose ethanol from agricultural waste. Located in Straubing, Bavaria, and supported by..

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Clariant has inaugurated what is said to be Germany’s biggest pilot plant for producing climate-friendly cellulose ethanol from agricultural waste. Located in Straubing, Bavaria, and supported by the Bavarian government and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, the futuristic project will produce up to 1,000 tons of cellulose ethanol from around 4,500 tons of wheat straw based on Clariant’s sunliquid technology. It represents an investment of around €28 million. The sunliquid process is an innovative biotechnological method that turns plant waste products, such as grain straw and corn straw, into second-generation cellulose ethanol. Marquard & Bahls, throug

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