Tag: Chemtex

Biorefinery 2015 – transformations in biofuels costs, financing

Biorefinery 2015 – transformations in biofuels costs, financing

March 25, 2013 |

The first wave of cellulosic biofuels projects are now reaching completion. But what does the next wave look like – from technology to financing? We explore the trends in our two-part Biorefinery 2015 series. It’s a remarkable story of expansion. According to a report from Tristan R. Brown and Robert C. Brown at the Bioeconomy […]

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Chemtex hopes to start building $170 million North Carolina plant by fall

Chemtex hopes to start building $170 million North Carolina plant by fall

March 18, 2013 |

In North Carolina, Chemtex’s $170 million grass-to-ethanol plant in Clinton could begin construction as early as this fall with the plant coming online in 2015. The project mirrors one already in Italy and will process 20 million tons of grass annually from 20,000 acres. Siting for the facility isn’t yet finalized but the company would […]

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Chemtex works through permitting for $200m refinery

Chemtex works through permitting for $200m refinery

December 24, 2012 |

In North Carolina, Chemtex is embroiled in permitting for a $200m refinery production plant set to open at the end of 2015. The company sent a blueprint for the plant to the City Council and has received great feedback thus far. The plant will demand the cultivation of 20,000 acres of energy grasses, including switchgrass […]

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Beta Renewables: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

Beta Renewables: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide

October 29, 2012 |

Company description: 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 […]

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Chemtex lands $99M USDA loan guarantee for North Carolina cellulosic biofuels project

Chemtex lands $99M USDA loan guarantee for North Carolina cellulosic biofuels project

August 23, 2012 |

In North Carolina, Chemtex announced that it has received a $99 million conditional loan guarantee from USDA, under the USDA’s 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program for the engineering and construction of “Project Alpha.” Chemtex is in discussions with the State of North Carolina to locate Project Alpha, a 20 million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol facility, […]

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USDA expands BCAP in North Carolina with Repreve and Chemtex

USDA expands BCAP in North Carolina with Repreve and Chemtex

July 29, 2012 |

In North Carolina, the USDA has expanded their Biomass Crop Assistance Program with plans to invest $4 million in annual payments to miscanthus and switchgrass farmers. The project area will encompass 11 counties, and is partnering with Repreve Renewables and Chemtex. Read more here.

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Chemtex lands $3.99M USDA grant for North Carolina project

Chemtex lands $3.99M USDA grant for North Carolina project

June 26, 2012 |

In North Carolina, Chemtex, the engineering and technology division of Italian Grupo Mossi & Ghisolfi, has been awarded $3.996 million by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), under its Biomass Crop Assistance Program, to support the establishment of over 1,620 ha of miscanthus and switchgrass across eleven counties in the state. The feedstock will be […]

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Chemtex project in North Carolina brings promise for the state

Chemtex project in North Carolina brings promise for the state

June 10, 2012 |

In North Carolina, Chemtex will be involved in a project which the state is hoping will boost its ethanol industry and solve its pig-waste issue at the same time. The idea is to get a feedstock as hog farmers grow fuel plants on land used to absorb the nutrient-laden water from their waste-holding lagoons. The […]

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The Litmus Test: 8 projects for 2012 will test perceptions, reality for advanced biofuels

The Litmus Test: 8 projects for 2012 will test perceptions, reality for advanced biofuels

January 11, 2012 |

The clock is ticking as a long war of opinion is about to end between advanced biofuels’ detractors and supporters. When these eight projects open for business (or not), you’ll know. Advanced, next-generation biofuels, chemicals and materials are on the march, say the supporters. Next-generation biofuels are a debacle, according to a chorus of skeptics […]

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NC counties compete for Chemtex advanced biofuels project

NC counties compete for Chemtex advanced biofuels project

July 11, 2011 |

In North Carolina, Sampson County is in competition with Wayne County for attracting Chemtex for a 20 MGy, energy grass cellulosic ethanol plant.  Sampson Co. will offer 166 acres with performance-based incentives package, while Wayne Co. is offering a site at no cost. Chemtex is anticipating selection by the USDA Agriculture BioRefinery Loam Program in […]

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