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Clariant Starts up Cellulosic Ethanol Pilot Plant

11:15 AM MDT | July 20, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Clariant's Strabing, Germany pilot plant. Clariant says it has inaugurated Germany's largest cellulosic ethanol pilot plant at Straubing, Bavaria. The €28 million ($34 million) plant has the capacity to produce up to 1,000 m.t./year of ethanol from around 4,500 m.t. of wheat straw using Clariant’s sunliquid technology. "We have been developing the sunliquid technology since 2006 and have been testing the method on a pilot scale since 2009," says Andre Koltermann, head of Clariant's Biotech & Renewables Center. "The results we obtain...

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