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Second Bioethanol Unit Planned for Vietnam

7:46 AM MDT | March 31, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Petrosetco (Ho Chi Minh City) has signed a preliminary agreement with Bronzeoak Ltd. (Caterham, U.K.) to form a 51-49 joint venture that would build a bioethanol plant in Vietnam’s Dung Quat Economic Zone. The plant would cost an estimated $138 million. It would have capacity for 150 million liters/year of ethanol and use tapioca as its main raw material. The unit would be Vietnam’s and Petrosetco’s second bioethanol plant. Talks are progressing on the first project, a jv with Itochu that will build an $80 million-$100 million plant in an...

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