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M&G Builds First Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

10:47 AM MDT | April 15, 2011 | —alex scott

Mossi & Ghisolfi Group (M&G; Tortona, Italy), the largest producer of polyethylene terephthalate for packaging applications, has broken ground on a project to build a 13-million gallon/year cellulosic ethanol plant at Crescentino, Italy. It will be the world’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol unit, M&G says. The plant will be 10 times bigger than the largest demonstration facilities in operation today and it will be designed to operate on a multitude of cellulosic feedstocks. The facility, which is scheduled to start production in 2012...

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