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Süd-Chemie, Linde Form Biofuel Pact

12:35 PM MDT | May 26, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Süd-Chemie and Linde say they have entered into an exclusive cooperation agreement to jointly develop commercial-scale technologies for the production of second-generation biofuels. The partnership will combine Süd-Chemie’s know-how in biocatalysis and bioprocessing with Linde’s expertise in chemical and biotechnological plant engineering. Financial details were not disclosed. The companies plan to use biotechnology to extract ethanol from cellulosic plant parts such as wheat and maize straw, grasses, and wood, which do not compete with the...

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