10 November 2010 02:22 [Source: ICIS news]
Celanese said it would use recently developed technology to produce ethanol for chemical applications and other industrial uses.
“We are very excited about our technology advancement as it allows us to address growing global demand for ethanol in industrial applications,” said David Weidman, chairman and chief executive officer of Celanese.
Celanese said it intended to build “one, and possibly two, industrial ethanol complexes in
The company could begin production within 30 months after project approvals, it said.
“Current chemical application demand for ethanol in
“The company has successfully integrated newly developed technologies with elements of our proprietary advanced acetyl platform to provide an economically-advantaged solution for global ethanol needs,” Weidman said.
Celanese said it also planned to build a 40,000 tonne/year ethanol plant at its
The company said it expected construction of the
Celanese did not provide information regarding the costs of the plants.
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