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Clariant SunLiqiod celloloce based ethanol demo plant in Straubing, Germany

Clariant SunLiqiud celloloce based ethanol demo plant in Straubing, Germany


Clariant is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The Clariant organizational structure comprises 11 Business Units, as well as Business Services, Group Technology Services, regional Service Centers, and Corporate Center, where key functions are centralized. The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of the Group.

Biotech & Renewables Center

At the Biotech & Renewables Center Clariant develops tailor-made biotechnological processes for the economic and sustainable production of biobased chemicals and biofuels.

The Center focusses on biocatalysis and biorefining. Innovative technologies for the sustainable conversion of renewable feedstocks into biofuels and biobased chemicals through energy-efficient processes allow to substitute fossil based products and to open the pathway to new biobased products with improved performance.

For example, Clariant has developed the sunliquid® process for the sustainable production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. Feedstock and process specific enzymes, which are produced during the process, hydrolize straw, bagasse, or corn stover. The following fermentation of all sugars to ethanol and an energy saving separation technology result in a competitive and sustainable biosolution.