Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Opens In Italy | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 41 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 14, 2013

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Opens In Italy

Department: Business
Keywords: cellulosic ethanol, enzymes
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Beta Renewable’s cellulosic ethanol plant in northern Italy.
Credit: Novozymes
This is a photo of Beta Renewables’ world’s first facility to produce cellulosic ethanol in commercial quantities.
 
Beta Renewable’s cellulosic ethanol plant in northern Italy.
Credit: Novozymes

Beta Renewables has opened what it calls the world’s first facility to produce cellulosic ethanol in commercial quantities. Situated in Crescentino, Italy, the plant will convert wheat straw, rice straw, and the energy crop Arundo donax into as much as 75 million L of ethanol annually using enzymes supplied by the Danish firm Novozymes.

 
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