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Stora Enso to build a biochemical demonstration plant in Louisiana [Registered]

Virdia, subsidiary of Stora Enso is investing EUR 32 million (USD 43 million) in a demonstration and market development plant to be built at Raceland, Louisiana, USA. The plant will be used for industrial validation of the newly acquired extraction and separation technology developed by Virdia that enables cellulosic biomass, such as wood or agricultural waste, to be converted into highly refined sugars. The demonstration plant will be located in the vicinity of existing sugar cane plantations and will use bagasse from the Raceland Raw Sugar Corp. mill as feedstock. It will be used to produce high purity five-carbon sugars…

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