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Stora Enso acquires North American biotechnology company

10:37 AM MDT | July 24, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Stora Enso (Helsinki) has acquired 100% of the shares of the Virdia (Danville, VA), a developer of extraction and separation technologies for converting cellulosic biomass into highly refined sugars and lignin, Stora Enso says. The  transaction was...


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