Valment to supply BioTrac pretreatment system for Clariant’s Romanian facility

October 22, 2018 |

In Sweden, Valmet has agreed with Clariant on the delivery of a BioTrac biomass pretreatment system for their sunliquid ®cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania.

The order is included in Valmet’s third quarter 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The start-up is planned for 2020.

The new plant, with an annual production capacity of 50,000 tons of cellulosic ethanol, will be built in southwestern Romania. The facility will be a flagship site, confirming the competitiveness and sustainability of the company’s sunliquid technology on a commercial scale, supporting Clariant’s sunliquid licensing business strategy.

The delivery includes a BioTrac biomass pretreatment system with a capacity of over 800 tons of dry biomass a day, as well as all main parts for biomass dosing, the reactor, the feeding system to the reactor, and steam separation. The pretreatment phase is an essential step in cellulosic ethanol production, and the goal is to make the cellulose accessible for further processing.

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