KL Energy aims at Brazilian bagasse with cellulosic technology

February 21, 2011 |

In Wyoming, KL Energy is preparing to test this month its cellulosic ethanol production process using Brazilian sugarcane bagasse. Modifications have been made to allow for the physical and chemical differences between bagasse and woody biomass and, most importantly, a new fermentation process has been designed. Ultimately, the plant will switch to a clear mash fermentation process that is used in Brazilian sugarcane mills.

KL recently signed a development agreement with state oil giant Petrobras to bring its technology to Brazil.

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