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MHI and Partners Complete Work on Cellulosic Bioethanol Process

2:08 AM MDT | April 28, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and its partners, Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co., and Kansai Chemical Engineering Co., have completed work to develop technology to produce ethanol for use as auotomobile fuel based on soft cellulose derived from rice and barley straw. The project, initiated in 2008, was a joint development effort supported by the Japanese government, including the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; academia and the agricultural and industrial sectors in Hyogo Prefecture. It concluded that the process meets the standards of the...

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