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ZeaChem Advances First Multi-Product Biorefinery C2-Chain Process Testing Gets Underway

7:25 AM MST | January 20, 2012 | —Alex Scott

ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO), a biotechnology start-up, is moving steadily toward a goal of building and operating its first multi-product biorefinery for producing chemicals, including ethyl acetate, from woody biomass. The company is on course to begin operating a multi-product biorefinery in 2013-14. The company to date has raised $64 million in private financing. This is a relatively modest investment when compared with other biomaterial start-ups. ZeaChem passed a major milestone recently when it started up its 250,000-gal/year, $28-million integrated technology...

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