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M&G Chemicals and Anhui Guozhen partner to build cellulosic biorefinery in China [Registered]

M&G Chemicals recently announced a joint venture with Anhui Guozhen CO, using PROESA technology licensed by Beta Renewables to convert 970,000-1,300,000 metric tons per year of agricultural residues into cellulosic ethanol, glycols and by-products such as lignin in Fuyang City (Anhui Province, PRC). The proposed plant is expected to be operational in 2016. The biomass will be supplied by Guozhen under a long term fixed price agreement, and the enzymes needed for the conversion of the biomass will be supplied by Novozymes. M&G and Guozhen shareholding in the Green Refinery JV are 70% and 30% respectively and the total joint…

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