LanzaTech, Jianye Greentech Projects Move forward in China
by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Two companies working on building ethanol plants in China announced progress in their project development in late March. Construction began on a demonstration plant that will produce ethanol from steel mill off-gases while another company said it had finalized its waste-to-fuel design for a commercial-scale plant.
…The other project is a 33.5 MMgy ethanol plant in Harbin, China. American Jianye Greentech Holdings Ltd., a developer, manufacturer and distributor of alcohol-based fuel in China, and partner GeneSyst International announced completion of the design of the Suihua Waste-to-fuel Plant. The facility, which is expected to be completed in 18 months, will process more than 500,000 tons of garbage and 1 million tons of sewage a year into ethanol and power. The company expects it to generate annual sales of about $100 million when at full capacity.
The fuel produced by this process, is cleaner and costs less than conventional fuels, said Haipeng Wang, chairman and president of Jianye Greentech said. “By producing our own ethanol from municipal solid waste and sludge, we can lower the input costs for our blended fuels in excess of 15 percent,” he added. “Our blended fuel combines ethanol and petroleum fuel, along with our proprietary fuel catalyst, which allows us to increase the concentration of ethanol up to 85 percent.” READ MORE