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Süd-Chemie Begins Building Germany's Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

12:25 PM MDT | July 26, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Süd-Chemie says it has begun constructing  a previously announced cellulosic ethanol plant at Staubing, Germany. Expected to be completed by the end of this year, the plant will be Germany’s largest with the capacity to produce 1,000 m.t./year of ethanol using primarily wheat straw. The project is expected to cost €28 million ($36 million) of which the company will spend €16 million on the plant. Just under €12 million is expected to be spent on accompanying research efforts. The Bavarian state government and the German Federal...

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