Wood based ethanol plant due to open in Osaka, Japan

A factory to make ethanol from wood is due to open tomorrow (16 January) in Osaka, Japan, according to Pink Tentacle.

The blog says

Bio Ethanol Japan Kansai, a company established by Taisei, Daiei Inter Nature System, Marubeni, Sapporo Beer and Tokyo Board Industries, is set to begin commercial production of bioethanol made from wood waste. Opening ceremonies for the Osaka plant, which the company claims is the world’s first of its kind, are scheduled for January 16.

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