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Novozymes to supply enzymes to commercial scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Italy [Registered]

Novozymes has tied up with Mossi & Ghisolfi Group for the supply of enzymes to the world’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant at Crescentino, Italy. M&G has commenced the construction of the world’s plant that will produce 13 million gallons (50 million litres) of ethanol annually from wheat straw, energy crops, and other sources of biomass. Both Novozymes and M&G will look at developing bio-based petrochemical substitutes and a range of chemical intermediates. The plant will be 10 times larger than the largest demonstration facilities in operation today and is designed to operate on a multitude of cellulosic feedstocks. It…

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