Japan’s Toyo to Build 10,000 mt/year Ethanol Plant in Malaysia by Q2 2013
(Platts) Japanese Toyo Engineering Co is to build a 10,000 mt/year industrial-grade ethanol plant in Johor Baru, Malaysia by Q2 2013, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
The plant, to be run by a joint venture comprising US firm Glycos Biotechnologies and Malaysian developer Bio-XCell, will have its capacity tripled to 30,000 mt/year by 2014, the statement said.
The plant will produce industrial-grade ethanol from crude glycerin, which is an atypical feedstock for ethanol.
Crude glycerin is a byproduct from the production of palm methyl ether, Kenji Sato from Toyo Engineering’s communications division said. READ MORE