DuPont licenses cellulosic ethanol technology to NTL; beginning development of largest cellulosic ethanol plant in China
DuPont and Jilin Province New Tianlong Industry Co., Ltd., (NTL) announced a licensing agreement to begin the development of China’s largest cellulosic ethanol manufacturing plant, located in Siping City, Jilin Province, China. The agreement allows NTL to license DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol technology and use DuPont Accellerase enzymes to produce renewable biofuel from the leftover biomass on Jilin Province’s corn farms.
NTL is working to secure the necessary government approvals and support to implement this agreement.
Combining its own ethanol production expertise with the processing technology, technical support and enzymes supplied by DuPont, NTL expects it will be able to produce cellulosic renewable fuel for the rapidly growing Chinese liquid biofuel market, which is projected to exceed 1.7 billion gallons per year by 2020.
Jilin Province New Tianlong Industry Co., Ltd. (NTL) was founded in 1988 and acquired by Ginsber Beer Group in 2003. NTL is one of the largest corn refinery plants in the northeast of China with the production and sale of potable alcohol, chemical reagent (absolute ethyl alcohol), corn oil (raw material), etc.