Brazil’s first cellulosic ethanol plant opens

GranBio Investimentos, a Brazilian biotechnology company, has started production at its cellulosic ethanol plant in Alagoas, Brazil.

The company invested $190 million (€149 million) in the facility, which is the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in the southern hemisphere.

The Bioflex 1 plant has the capacity to produce 82 million litres per year of ethanol from sugarcane waste.

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