Technip Energies and Clariant Cooperate

In April this year, Technip Energies and Clariant announced that they have signed a cooperation agreement for the implementation of Clariant’s sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology.

According to a press release, sunliquid customers “can benefit from combining Clariant’s proven technology with Technip Energies’ deep experience as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor to build advanced biofuel plants”. The process would convert agricultural residues, woody materials or municipal solid wastes into advanced biofuel.

The cellulosic ethanol produced by the sunliquid process can be used as a drop-in solution for fuel blending and offers further downstream application opportunities for sustainable aviation fuels and bio-based chemicals, the information said. In addition, it can be further processed into green ethylene and ethylene derivatives, and other sugar-derived chemicals using other proprietary technologies offered by Technip Energies. End of 2021, Clariant completed the construction of its first full-scale commercial sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari, Romania, which is currently started up and will be fully operational in 2022. The plant will process approximately 250,000 tons of straw to produce 50,000 tons of cellulosic ethanol per annum.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 2/2022, Page 17)