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Biomass set to benefit from Brazilian joint ethanol venture

Brazil-based ETH Bioenergy and European technology provider Inbicon will work together to bring second generation ethanol to the Brazilian market.

The partnership aims to introduce Inbicon’s technology to ETH’s industrial and commercial experience to produce ethanol and other products from lignocellulosic raw materials such as bagasse. Inbicon is owned by Danish energy company Dong Energy.

‘The cooperation with ETH will give both companies access to the Brazilian market to deploy second generation technology and add value to biomass,’ says Dong Energy VP Henrik Maimann.

According to agreement details, one of the first orders of business is to conduct feasibility research of ethanol production from sugarcane waste.