Brazil firm plans to start cellulosic ethanol plant in 2013

13 October 2011 16:01  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Brazilian biofuels firm GraalBio Investimentos on Thursday announced plans to build a cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil for start-up in 2013.

The facility would be the first industrial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in the country, the company said.

The project is the result of a partnership between GraalBio and Italian technology and engineering group Chemtex.

The company did not disclose the financial details, as well as the size and location of the plant.

Cellulosic ethanol is the same as corn or sugarcane ethanol, except that it is more costly to make, and it is produced from non-edible feedstocks, such as switch grass, wood chips and corn cobs.

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By: William Lemos
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