The charismatic Beta Renewables CEO is gone, builder of the world’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant. Guido Ghisolfi, 58, the CEO of Beta Renewables, is dead. News reports from Italy indicate a suicide, after the charismatic business leader was found in his dark-color, late model Lexus, on a road side near Carbona Scrivia, less than three […]
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In India, Novozymes and Beta Renewables are working to establish a 75 million liter per year cellulosic ethanol plant in Punjab using 3 million metric tons of paddy straw as feedstock. The $153.7 million plant could lead the way for $1 billion in investment of five other plants in the state if successful.
Beta Renewables — a subsidiary of Chemtex, and Grupo M&G — has developed and deployed a low-cost cellulosic biofuels technology, known as PROESA. Chemtex employs approximately 1000 staff located in key centers throughout the world – Tortona and Rivalta in Italy, Wilmington, NC and Sharon Center, OH in the USA, Shanghai and Beijing in China and […]
Brooke Renewables, Hock Lee Group, Beta Renewables, Novozymes ink LOI for commercial-scale Malaysian cellulosic ethanol plant
In Malaysia, Brooke Renewables and Hock Lee Group presented a Letter of Intent to the Sarawak State Government marking their intention to invest in the 2G Bioethanol and Bio chemical plant as the first phase of the $1B, 5-year Sarawak Biomass Hub project. The tri-party LOI signed is for the use of Beta Renewables’ Biomass […]
Cellulosic leaders sign with Energochemica for the construction of a 2nd Generation Ethanol plant in the Slovak Republic. In Italy, Biochemtex and Beta Renewables announced an agreement with Energochemica SE for the construction of a 16.5 million gallon (55,000 ton per year) cellulosic ethanol plant. The plant, which will be constructed in Strazske, Slovak Republic, […]
The second half of 2014 has been without question the most exciting in the long story of cellulosic ethanol — with first commercial plants now in operation by POET-DSM, and GranBio — and with Abengoa Bioenergy’s project opening next month in Hugoton, Kansas, and DuPont’s project in Nevada, Iowa opening before the end of the […]
The first thing you notice about the Beta Renewables cellulosic ethanol plant in Crescentino is the size and scope. After the long “five years away” era of cellulosic biofuels, where systems fit on benches, or in small shacks that held pilots, this 20 million gallon cellulosic biofuels project, up close and in person, is like […]
In Luxembourg, M&G Chemicals announced that its wholly owned subsidiary M&G International S.à.r.l has entered into a Sino-foreign joint venture with Anhui Guozhen CO, Ltd. The company – Anhui M&G Guozhen Green Refinery CO, Ltd – will employ PROESA technology licensed by Beta Renewables to convert 970,000-1,300,000 metric tons per year of agricultural residues into […]
This is the official Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee page for Beta Renewables, nominated in the “Plant or integrated biorefinery” category for its Crescentino, Italy project. Voting Rules All voting is exclusively via social media this year. To vote, simply click on the Tweet, Like or Share link in on this page. Each tweet, like or share […]
Beta Renewables: Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee, “Transformative conversion technology (liquid)”
This is the official Transformative Technologies 2014 nominee page for Beta Renewables, nominated in the “Transformative conversion technology (liquid)” category for its Proesa technology. Voting Rules All voting is exclusively via social media this year. To vote, simply click on the Tweet, Like or Share link in on this page. Each tweet, like or share will […]