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Zeachem Starts Up Oregon Biorefinery

11:12 AM MST | January 6, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO) says it has begun operations at its 250,000 gallons/year demonstration biorefinery at Boardman, OR. The $28-million facility is being tested for the production of C2 chain chemicals, including ethyl acetate and ethanol from a feedstock of poplar trees and other non-food biomass. The technology, based on a hybrid biochemical and thermo-chemical process, will subsequently be applied to the production of a range of C3 through to C6 molecules including ethylene, ethylene glycol, and propylene, among other molecules. For more on Zeachem, see...

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