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Codexis, Chemtex startup cellulosic detergent alcohols unit

12:16 PM MDT | June 14, 2013

Codexis and Chemtex (Tortona, Italy), a chemical engineering and renewable technology firm, announced it has successfully started production of their newly developed cellulosic detergent alcohols. The companies began production at a 1,500-liter demonstration facility at Chemtex’s R&D complex at Tortona, Italy. The successful launch, the companies say, is a part of a deal made in August 2011 for the companies to develop a process for converting cellulosic biomass to detergent alcohols for the household products market using Chemtex’s pretreatment and...

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