Issue Date: April 30, 2012
Virdia Opens Sugar Pilot Facility
Cellulosic sugar developer Virdia has cut the ribbon at a demonstration and pilot facility in Danville, Va., located on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research. The start-up firm, which recently changed its name from HCL CleanTech, uses hydrochloric acid to break down woody biomass from which it extracts sugars for making fuels and chemicals. The firm formerly had a pilot plant at Southern Research Institute in Durham, N.C.
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