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Raízen-Iogen JV breaks ground on cellulosic ethanol facility in Brazil

4:01 AM MST | December 2, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Raízen (São Paulo) has broken ground on a cellulosic ethanol facility in Brazil, the company has announced. The second-generation ethanol plant is a 50-50 joint venture between Raízen and Iogen Corp. (Ottawa, ON). The plant is being built at Piracicaba, São Paolo State, and will have a capacity of 40 million liters/year of ethanol. The plant will require an investment of 230 million reais ($98.3 million) and is expected to start operating in late 2014. Iogen Corp. will provide cellulosic ethanol–related process...

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