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Clariant widens raw material range for its second-generation biodiesel technology

8:14 AM MDT | June 3, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Clariant has taken a step toward the commercialization of Sunliquid, the company's proprietary biodiesel technology, by widening the range of raw materials that can be used with the technology, the company has announced. The process, so far, has run primarily in Europe using wheat straw, but corn stover, the most valuable raw material; and sugarcane bagasse, a cellulose-rich by-product of sugar and ethanol production, can also be converted efficiently in the process.  "Expanding the technology to other raw materials represents an important milestone in...

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