Volume 95 Issue 45 | p. 13 | News of The Week
Issue Date: November 13, 2017 | Web Date: November 9, 2017

DuPont seeks to sell its cellulosic ethanol plant

The firm’s change of heart about the business is the latest setback for the biofuel
Department: Business
Keywords: Biofuels, cellulosic ethanol, DuPont

It’s one step forward and two steps back for the cellulosic ethanol business. As Clariant pushes ahead with plans to make ethanol from agricultural waste in Europe, two other chemical firms—DuPont and Beta Renewables—are pulling back from the technology.

On Oct. 31, Clariant announced plans to build a cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania based on its Sunliquid process. The Swiss specialty chemical company said the plant will be a flagship facility intended to demonstrate the . . .

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