31 October 2012 08:23 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--PetroVietnam Biofuels is planning to start up a 100,000 cubic metre (cbm)/year ethanol plant at Phu Tho in northern ?xml:namespace>
“Commercial production at the plant, which will produce about 330cbm/day of anhydrous or fuel-grade ethanol, is expected to start in October next year,” the source added.
PetroVietnam Biofuels is a joint venture of state-owned PetroVietnam Oil Corp, a subsidiary of PetroVietnam, and several other shareholders, according to its company website.
Construction of the plant, with a
“The plant will use cassava as a feedstock,” the source said. The company website added that around 250,000 tonnes/year of cassava chips will be required to feed the plant for anhydrous ethanol production.
($1 = D20,816)
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