By Iogen Corporation, MarketWired.
Iogen Corporation, a leading developer of cellulosic biofuel technology, and Raízen, one of the world's largest producers of sugarcane ethanol, are pleased today to announce they have begun production of cellulosic ethanol on schedule at Raízen's newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil.
Raízen broke ground on the $US100 million "biomass-to-ethanol" expansion just over one year ago. The new facility will convert biomass such as sugar cane bagasse and straw into 40 million litres per year of advanced, second generation cellulosic biofuel. It will also be the first large-scale commercial implementation of Iogen Energy's cellulosic ethanol technology, which the company developed and has extensively proven in its Ottawa demonstration facility.