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Chempolis and ONGC to partner for production of cellulosic ethanol and biochemicals from non-food biomass in India
15 October 2013
Chempolis Ltd, a Finland-based biorefining technology corporation and ONGC, India’s leading oil & gas exploration company, signed a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a joint biorefinery project for the production of cellulosic ethanol and biochemicals in India.
Chempolis and ONGC will target wider production of sustainable biofuels in India, which would reduce India’s dependence on imported petroleum.
In co-operation with ONGC, Chempolis would be looking forward to the establishment of biorefineries preferably in areas of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat. The company aims at delivering its technology in co-operation with leading Indian industry suppliers.—Pasi Rousu, President, Asia-Pacific and Americas, Chempolis Ltd.
Chempolis’ third-generation biorefining technology is based on selective fractionation of biomass and co-production of multiple products; the technology is not just for the production of biofuels (e.g. ethanol), but the produced sugars and lignin can be used as a platform into a number of different products.
Chempolis’ core technologies for biorefining of non-food biomasses are formicobio for the co-production of advanced biofuels, cellulosic sugars, platform biochemicals and biocoal, and formicofib for the co-production of papermaking fibers (i.e. pulp), platform biochemicals and biocoal. (Earlier post.)
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