On the Way to Large Scale Production of Cellulosic Ethanol

A. Koltermann & A. Hartmair
Süd-Chemie AG, a Clariant Group Company, has developed a highly innovative technology for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues like wheat straw, corn stover or sugar cane bagasse. By using tailor made enzymes, produced process ¬integrated and highly optimized microorganisms for various kinds of lignocellulosic feedstock, the sustainable and energy self¬ sufficient sunliquid® process ensures highest possible yields while cutting production costs to a minimum. In July 2011 construction started on a demonstration...