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Workshop: Working with and for Clariant: Chances & Benefits for Farmers from the Oltenia Region

On 28th November 2019, Clariant invites farmers from the Oltenia region to a workshop on the new cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari near Craiova. Cellulosic ethanol is produced from agricultural residues such as wheat straw, which are to be sourced from local farmers. This will offer the farmers an alternative use for their straw, which will increase their revenues. Workshop participants will be informed about how they can benefit from a large-scale industry in their area and how a cooperation could look like. The event specifically addresses local farmers from the Oltenia region.

On the agenda is the presentation of the project “Construction of a cellulosic ethanol flagship plant in Podari” as well as an update on the project development status and the results of the 2019 harvest. Furthermore, participants will receive detailed information on the supply chain of the straw and their possibility to join in. The benefits of working with Clariant, such as extra income, costs reduction and long-term contracts, will also be highlighted. Following the presentations, there will be enough time for questions. The event will end with a lunch for all participants.

In September 2018, Clariant officially started the construction of the first commercial-scale production plant for cellulosic ethanol made from agricultural residues, based on the sunliquid® technology. The sunliquid® plant will need up to 300,000 tons of cereal straw per year for the conversion into cellulosic ethanol. The feedstock will be supplied through a solid supply chain system from a strong network of local farmers. About 250 local farmers will have the opportunity to become an official and reliable straw supplier for the plant.


Thursday, 28th November 2019
10.00 – 14.00 hrs


Str. Dunării nr. 31B
Satul Podari
Comuna Podari
Cod Postal 207465


The event is free of charge.

Further information

Here you can find more detailed information and a preliminary agenda (Information in Romanian language).
Please find here more information on the cellulosic ethanol plant and its benefits for local farmers.


Paul Popescu
Feedstock Supply & Logistics Manager
E-mail: paul.popescu@clariant.com

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