Tag: Clariant

An integrated approach to cellulosic fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid process

An integrated approach to cellulosic fuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant’s sunliquid process

August 30, 2015 |

Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, for example corn stover in North America, bagasse in South America or wheat straw in Europe and can be adapted to various plant concepts. The production […]

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Clariant significantly expanding in North America 

Clariant significantly expanding in North America 

August 30, 2015 |

In San Francisco, Clariant said at the Clariant Roundtable event that it is significantly expanding its North American workforce to capture opportunities in catalysis, oil & mining services and biotechnology. Clarinet is the developer of the sunliquid cellulosic ethanol process. The commercial relevance of the North American region in general was highlighted by Hariolf Kottmann, CEO […]

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8 Ways to Win with $30 Oil: “Energy at the extremes”

8 Ways to Win with $30 Oil: “Energy at the extremes”

August 25, 2015 |

What works, what struggles, what changes when oil prices head into the tank? Who will feed China’s manufacturing monster? At Clariant’s “Defining the Future VII” conference in San Francisco, the delegates were leaning forward, straining to hear, as IHS Vice-President Mark Eramo undertook the task of looking at forward trends in energy and chemicals feedstocks […]

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Surging Swiss Franc costs Clariant some profits despite soaring EBITDA in Q2 2015 results

Surging Swiss Franc costs Clariant some profits despite soaring EBITDA in Q2 2015 results

July 30, 2015 |

In Switzerland, Clariant reported Net sales of CHF 1.406 billion, Net result from continuing operations at CHF 56, EBITDA margin before exceptional items improved significantly to 15.0 % and confirmed its 2015 outlook in announcing Q2 2015 results. The company said that given the continuing strong volatility of currencies in the second quarter of 2015, […]

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Clariant: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

Clariant: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

March 3, 2015 |

Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide. Clariant’s sunliquid technology for the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into sugars, followed by fermentation to cellulosic ethanol, is flexible to be used to convert different feedstocks on a regional basis, for example corn stover in North […]

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Clariant makes finals for 2015 GreenTec Awards

Clariant makes finals for 2015 GreenTec Awards

February 12, 2015 |

In Germany, Clariant’s innovative process has been nominated for the GreenTec Awards 2015 in the category of car mobility. A jury with representatives from industry, academia, associations and the media nominated the sunliquid® technology amongst the TOP 3 in their category. The GreenTec Award is Europe’s most renowned environmental and business award and honors innovative […]

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Good times for now, headwinds on the horizon:  Q3 earnings time for the advanced bioeconomy, energy

Good times for now, headwinds on the horizon: Q3 earnings time for the advanced bioeconomy, energy

October 30, 2014 |

Novozymes, Shell, BP, Clariant, Green Plains and Pacific Ethanol report — what’s the trend, what’s new, what’s troubling? The Digest looks into the results. In the first half of November we will be hearing from a slew of companies regarding Q3 earnings — but earnings season is well underway already, and we have good indicators […]

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Clariant’s demonstration cellulosic ethanol plant in Germany: The complete facility, in pictures

Clariant’s demonstration cellulosic ethanol plant in Germany: The complete facility, in pictures

September 28, 2014 |

Our first up-close look at this cellulosic technology, now at demonstration scale. Producing enzymes and yeasts on site, as part of the complete biomass-to-fuels manufacturing process. About 30 miles southwest, as the crow flies, from the Czech border with the German state of Bavaria, lies the front lines of Bavaria’s investments and achievements in high […]

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Clariant, Haltermann and MB announces positive sunliquid 20 results

Clariant, Haltermann and MB announces positive sunliquid 20 results

September 25, 2014 |

In Germany, Clariant, Haltermann and Mercedes-Benz have tested a fuel of the future in a fleet test since January. Initial results prove the high quality and excellent properties of sunliquid 20 fuel (contains 20 percent ethanol coming from straw). With its first-class combustion properties, sunliquid 20 improves engine efficiency so that its 4 percent lesser energy content, […]

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Clariant outlines growth strategy

Clariant outlines growth strategy

June 26, 2014 |

In Switzerland, Clariant leadership highlighted the company’s growth strategy for 2014 onwards. Innovation, they said, is expected to contribute 1-2 percentage points annually to sales growth, thus helping Clariant to achieve its 16-19% EBITDA margin target in 2015 and beyond. For 2014, Clariant targets an EBITDA margin before exceptionals above last year’s 14.1% by focusing […]

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