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Topsoe Begins Construction of Biofuel Plant in Sweden

11:03 PM MDT | September 20, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

Haldor Topsoe says that construction has begun for a previously announced plant that will produce the fuel dimethyl ether (DME) from black liquor – a by-product of paper production which is normally burnt- at Pitea, Sweden. Topsoe and Chemrec (Stockholm), a company that specializes in converting paper mills into biorefineries, will jointly design and build the new plant. The plant will be the world’s first to produce DME from biomass, Topsoe says. The other partners in the project are Volvo, Delphi Diesel Systems (Troy, MI), Energy Technology Centre...

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