NEWS COMMENTARY

Clariant signs fourth licensing agreement for commercial 2G ethanol facility in Bulgaria

Published:
July 31, 2020
Coverage:
Owning the Energy Transition More...
Activities:
Project
Average importance

Clariant is one of the main players in the industry's second attempt at 2G ethanol. While the Sunliquid technology, developed with its pulp and paper expertise, looks promising on paper, it has yet to start commercial production. The Bulgarian project with Eta Bio will use wheat straw as feedstock and have a nameplate capacity of 16.7 MGY. This project is identical to its first two in Slovakia and Romania; the third project in Poland is half the size. While building a project pipeline is a significant milestone, others in the past also had aggressive plans but only managed to bring online one facility. Clients should view this announcement as indicating strong industry interest in Sunliquid, but wait for the first facility to come online.

For the original news article, click here .


Further Reading

Edeniq

Company Snapshot | November 17, 2020

The company was started by Brian Thome in 2008 to develop a biological and mechanical method of increasing the process efficiency of conventional and cellulosic ethanol facilities. To date, the company has raised about $125 million through a combination of grants, venture capital funding, and debt ... Not part of subscription

Mealworms make money: Beta Hatch's $9.3 million Series A

News Commentary | December 14, 2020

The round follows Beta Hatch's $3 million Series A and is once again co‑led by Cavallo Ventures and Innova Memphis. The funding also comes after Beta Hatch's ribbon‑cutting ceremony for its first commercial‑scale mealworm facility. The facility is expected to open in 2021 and produce 1 MT of insect ... Not part of subscription

Vertoro

Company Profile | February 04, 2021

Combines lignocellulosic biomass and select solvents at moderate temperatures to produce crude lignin oil (CLO), comparable to crude oil, and a cellulose side stream that can be used for low‑grade paper or cellulosic ethanol Has operated a 150 L/day pilot plant at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in... To read more, click here.