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EU Consortium Begins Biorefinery Development Project

4:53 AM MDT | March 15, 2010 | Alex Scott

A consortium of 28 companies and research institutes has begun a four-year project to develop an efficient biorefinery system for converting biomass into final chemical products. Named EuroBioRef, the project aims to increase the “economic efficiency” of a current biorefinery system by 30% while reducing energy consumption by 30%. The program is being funded by the European commission under its 7th framework program.   The project’s environmental, social and economic benefits could provide the European bioindustry with a serious economic...

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