Crescentino biofuel facility

Download pictures of Beta Renewables’ cellulosic ethanol facility in Crescentino, Italy. It is the first plant in the world to produce commercial quantities of advanced biofuels. Beta Renewables is Novozymes’ strategic partner.

Download images of the world’s first advanced biofuels facility in Crescentino, Italy, and read the press release.
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Situated in fields outside the city of Crescentino, it is the first plant in the world to be designed and built to produce bioethanol from agricultural residues and energy crops at commercial scale using enzymatic conversion
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Beta Renewables’cellulosic ethanol facility in Crescentino, Italy
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Beta Renewables, a global leader in cellulosic biofuels and part of the M&G Group, and Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes, marked on October 9 2013 the official opening in Northern Italy of the world’s largest advanced biofuels facility
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Beta Renewables and Novozymes formed a strategic partnership in October 2012, making Novozymes the preferred enzyme supplier for Beta Renewables’ current and future cellulosic biofuel projects
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Beta Renewables’ facility will produce up to 50 million liters of cellulosic ethanol annually from agricultural waste
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Beta Renewables’ facility will produce up to 50 million liters of cellulosic ethanol annually from agricultural waste
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Lignin, a polymer extracted from biomass during the ethanol production process, is used at an attached power plant, which generates enough power to meet the facility’s energy needs, with any excess green electricity sold to the local grid
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The plant uses wheat straw, rice straw and arundo donax, a high-yielding energy crop grown on marginal land
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The plant uses wheat straw, rice straw and arundo donax, a high-yielding energy crop grown on marginal land
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Beta Renewables’ facility will produce up to 50 million liters of cellulosic ethanol annually from agricultural waste
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The plant uses wheat straw, rice straw and arundo donax, a high-yielding energy crop grown on marginal land
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Stable policy conditions required: With the technology ready at commercial scale, it will be vital to create stable and conducive policy conditions worldwide, to harvest better the vast opportunities in cellulosic ethanol and advanced biofuels
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More than $200 million has been invested in research and development of the technology used to produce cellulosic ethanol at the Crescentino facility, since 2011
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Beta Renewables’ PROESA™ engineering and production technology alongside Novozymes’ Cellic® enzymes represent the most cost-competitive advanced biofuels platform in existence today
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The plant uses wheat straw, rice straw and arundo donax, a high-yielding energy crop grown on marginal land