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Clariant‘s flagship sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant will be built in Romania

The consortium has identified the southwestern part of Romania as the region that suits these needs best. The selected region fulfils the following criteria:

  • Feedstock availability with more than 250,000 tons of agricultural residues such as straw per year
  • No significant alternative usage of straw in the region and hence little competition for this resource on the market
  • Good railway and road infrastructure
  • Proper water distribution, sewage and natural gas infrastructure
  • Good potential to find qualified employees

The new plant with an annual production capacity of 50,000 tons will help establish an industry hub in the southwestern part of Romania and contribute to the overall development of this rural area:

  • Creation of around 300 jobs in the agricultural, logistics, energy and off-taking sectors
  • Substantial increase in income for local farmers who will deliver straw to the plant
  • Mobilization of currently unused agricultural residues
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Boost of local economies and creation of additional business opportunities along the entire value chain
  • Creation of a sustainable and competitive source of domestic renewable energy for the EU
  • Support of the transformation from a fossil-based economy to a bio-based circular economy

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