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UK-Brazil JV to produce bioethanol from bagasse

4:21 AM MDT | April 19, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

TMO Renewables (Guildford, UK) and sugar producer Usina Santa Maria (Medeiros Neto, Brazil) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture to produce second-generation bioethanol, TMO announced. The agreement initially covers a 10-million liter/year pilot plant that will convert sugarcane waste, or bagasse, to cellulosic bioethanol, the company says. The technology used in the pilot project has been developed by TMO, and Usina Santa Maria will supply feedstock. TMO signed a letter of intent with Usina Santa Maria in September 2012...

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