Partnership build cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant

Swedish Taurus Energy has partnered with France-based CIMV, and sent a proposal to the EU Commission detailing the construction of a demonstration plant for the production of ethanol from biomass.

The plan is for the demonstration plant will be built in France. Taurus Energy will be responsible for the yeast-based fermentation step in the process and the demonstration plant will be built in France.

In January 2015, the EU commission will determine which projects receive funding.

CIMV (Compagnie Industrielle de la Matière Vegetale) focuses on using the lignin present in all biomass and then utilises this in the production of specialty chemicals under its patented process.

Dyadic, Critt Bio Industries and Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB) have also teamed up to take part in the project, which is expected to take a period of three years.

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