GranBio to resume ethanol plant commercial operations

January 25, 2019 |

In Brazil, biofuel producer GranBio will resume commercial operations at its 82 million-liters Bioflex 1 cellulosic ethanol plant by the end of January. The plant is expected to produce about 30 million liters of ethanol this year and 50 million liters in 2020.

The plant, located in the northeastern state of Alagoas, extracts bagasse and sugarcane straw to produce cellulosic ethanol. The plant is the first of its kind built in the southern hemisphere, according to O Petroleo.

Bioflex 1 came on stream in September 2014 but operations were halted in 2016 after complications in the pretreatment of its sugarcane load forced the shutdown.

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