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Celanese Receives Approval for Ethanol Production at Nanjing Facility

March 23, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Celanese says it has received key government approvals necessary to proceed with its previously announced plans to modify its existing integrated acetyl facility at the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park in China, to produce ethanol for industrial uses. The unit, based on Celanese TCX ethanol process technology, is expected to start up in mid-2013. Based on advancements to its TCX technology, the company now expects to have about 30%-40% additional ethanol production capacity than the originally announced 200,000 m.t./year. This additional capacity will enable the...

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