Colombia firm picks technology for cellulosic ethanol plant

26 September 2011 23:08  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A Colombian company has picked Chemtex technology for an 85,000 tonne/year cellulosic ethanol plant, the engineering firm said on Monday.

Colombiana de Biocombustibles Celulosicos (COLCIOCEL) also selected Chemtex to provide engineering and technical services for the project in Chitaraque, Colombia.

The plant would use Chemtex’s PROESA process to convert sugarcane bagasse to ethanol.

The plant will cost $167m (€124m), according to COLCIOCEL’s website.

The project schedule was not disclosed.

Chemtex is owned by Italy’s Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G).

($1 = €0.74)

By: Brian Ford
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