Tag: Clariant

Clariant’s sunliquid technology price competitive with Brazilian sugarcane ethanol

Clariant’s sunliquid technology price competitive with Brazilian sugarcane ethanol

April 25, 2016 |

In Brazil, testing on Clariant’s sunliquid technology has confirmed that the cost per liter of cellulosic ethanol can achieve price competitiveness with sugarcane ethanol prices in Brazil. Clariant’s testing evaluated over 40 containers of sugargane bagasse and tops & leaves from Brazil at its pilot and precommercial facilities in Germany, and achieved a yield of […]

Read More

Cellulosic Ethanol, are all processes equal?: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant

Cellulosic Ethanol, are all processes equal?: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant

April 20, 2016 |

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 […]

Read More

Clariant, Werner & Mertz tech using agricultural waste to make cleaning agents

Clariant, Werner & Mertz tech using agricultural waste to make cleaning agents

February 21, 2016 |

In Germany, Clariant and Werner & Mertz have launched a project to expand the applications of bioethanol made from agricultural residues such as straw to detergents, cleansers and cleaning agents. sunliquid bioethanol has been used in Frosch Bio-Spirit Multisurface-Cleaner since the beginning of the year. As part of this, Clariant supplied the cellulosic ethanol, also […]

Read More

Clariant’s cellulosic ethanol technology wins 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment

Clariant’s cellulosic ethanol technology wins 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment

January 24, 2016 |

In Germany, Clariant, won the 2015 German Innovation Prize for Climate and Environment in the process innovations category for its sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology, prevailing against 14 competitors.  The sunliquid technology convinced the jury of independent experts in the area of business, science, media and politics, chaired by Professor Klaus Töpfer. Biofuels and bio-based chemicals […]

Read More

Are All Processes Made Equally?: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant

Are All Processes Made Equally?: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Clariant

December 6, 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 […]

Read More

Clariant opens Biotech Center in Planegg, Germany

Clariant opens Biotech Center in Planegg, Germany

October 1, 2015 |

In Germany, Clariant opened its new Group Biotechnology Research Center in Planegg near Munich today. In a ceremony attended by Ilse Aigner, the Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology, the key to the facility was symbolically handed over to CEO Hariolf Kottmann and the Head of Clariant’s Group Biotechnology André Koltermann. The […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More