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DuPont licenses cellulosic bioethanol technology to Chinese firm

9:49 AM MDT | July 17, 2015 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

DuPont has signed a licensing agreement with Jilin Province New Tianlong Industry Co. (NTL; Siping, China) to begin developing China’s largest cellulosic bioethanol manufacturing plant, at Siping, Jilin Province. NTL is working to secure the necessary...

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