17 April 2008 17:04 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened on Thursday a €100m ($159m) biomass-to-liquids (BTL) plant, the world's first commercial BTL plant, the government said.
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Biofuels played a large role in
Synthetic fuels from biomass had the potential to become a major part of environmentally responsible energy production and supply amid rising oil prices, she added.
CHOREN’s stakeholders include Shell, Daimler and Volkswagen.
CHOREN said it expected to ramp up production at the
The plant's BTL fuel could be used in any diesel car engine, it added.
Earlier this month,
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