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Green Chemistry

Clariant sells 4th biofuel license

by Alex Scott
August 2, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 30

 

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Clariant's Sunliquid process converts wheat straw into ethanol.

Clariant has sold a fourth license for its Sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology to Eta Bio, a family-owned agricultural business based in Bulgaria. Eta will build a plant with an annual capacity for converting about 250,000 metric tons (t) of wheat straw into 50,000 t of cellulosic ethanol. Ongoing commercial interest in Clariant’s technology is in stark contrast to that of other cellulosic ethanol technologies, most of which have been shelved.

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