Biofuel’s Digest, the leading magazine for the cellulosic biofuels industry, named Sweetwoods #7 on its Top Ten Cellulosic Projects list today.
Sweetwoods is a consortium of nine European bio-innovation companies that have joined forces to establish a first-of-a-kind wood fractionation flagship plant using Sweetwater’s Sunburst technology.
The Digest says, “The plant will be the first to incorporate Sweetwater’s Sunburst pretreatment technology, which ‘splits biomass into its constituent parts faster and more effectively than any commercial process available today… The result is lower greenhouse gas emissions, lower usage of water and chemicals while for the first time deriving significant value from all components of wood’.”
The nine participants from six EU-member states, won a €20.96 million grant to create new industrial value-chains using sustainable hardwood as a resource. The €43.2 million project, called Sweetwoods, uses Sweetwater’s Sunburst pretreatment as the primary first step in deconstructing woody biomass. The result is lower greenhouse gas emissions, lower usage of water and chemicals while for the first time deriving significant value from all components of wood.
Read the full article in Biofuels Digest.