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Technip Energies and Clariant sign cooperation agreement

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Technip Energies and Clariant have announced that they have signed a cooperation agreement for the implementation of Clariant’s sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology.

By choosing Technip Energies, sunliquid customers can benefit from combining Clariant’s proven technology with Technip Energies’ experience as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor to build advanced biofuel plants.

The sunliquid process converts agricultural residues, woody materials or municipal solid wastes into advanced biofuel. The bio-sourced feedstock is converted into cellulosic sugars, which is then fermented into cellulosic ethanol.

The process design is completely integrated and based upon proven process technology. The innovative technology involves enzymes that are produced as part of the process and tailored to respective raw materials to deliver the highest possible sugar yields.

At the end of 2021, Clariant completed the construction of its first full-scale commercial sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari, Romania, which is currently up and running and will be fully operational in 2022. The plant will process approximately 250 000 t of straw to produce 50 000 tpy of cellulosic ethanol.

The cellulosic ethanol produced by the sunliquid process can be used as a drop-in solution for fuel blending and offers further downstream application opportunities into sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) and bio-based chemicals. In addition, it can be further processed into green ethylene and ethylene derivatives, and other sugar-derived chemicals using other proprietary technologies offered by Technip Energies.

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/clean-fuels/13042022/technip-energies-and-clariant-sign-cooperation-agreement/

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