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Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Opens In Italy

by Michael McCoy
October 14, 2013 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 91, ISSUE 41

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Credit: Novozymes
Beta Renewable’s cellulosic ethanol plant in northern Italy.
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Beta Renewable’s cellulosic ethanol plant in northern Italy.

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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