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Italian Firm Starts Building Commercial-scale Cellulosic Ethanol Plant (update)

9:20 AM MDT | April 12, 2011 | Alex Scott

Mossi & Ghisolfi Group (M&G; Tortona, Italy), the world’s largest producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for packaging applications, says today it is conducting a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the construction of a 13 million gall./year (50 million liter) cellulosic ethanol plant at Crescentino, Italy. The plant will be 10 times larger than the largest demonstration facilities in operation today and is designed to operate on a multitude of cellulosic feedstocks. The plant, which is scheduled to start production in 2012, will have a feedstock...

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