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On 5th March, 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 is also addressed at local politicians, Romanian farmer organizations, producers of agricultural machines and logistics companies for the transport.
On the agenda is the presentation of the project “Construction of a cellulosic ethanol flagship plant in Podari” with a short review of the ground-breaking event in September 2018. Furthermore, participants will receive detailed information on the supply chain of the straw with a special emphasis on timely straw collection processes as well as on the machines needed, on leasing possibilities and participating equipment manufacturers. The benefits of working with Clariant, such as extra income, costs reduction and long-term contracts, will also be highlighted.
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.
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
from 2 to 6 p.m., followed by a get-together with buffet
Constantin Branscuni Ballroom
Hotel Ramada Plaza, Craiova
Calea București 1, Craiova 200678, Romania
Please register here until 1st March 2019. (Information in Romanian language)
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.