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

July 31, 2020
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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.

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