Inbicon looks to US and Asia to market its 2G bioethanol technology  

2009.11.17
Inbicon is ready to start up its bioethanol plant in Kalundborg, Denmark, but ambitions to market its technology and know-how lie abroad
Inbicon, a subsidiary of Denmark's leading energy concern DONG Energy, opens the doors of its new second generation bioethanol manufacturing facility in Kalundborg in a few days' time, writes energy-supply.dk. The plant uses straw as its feedstock, but since there is no support for this in Denmark, Inbicon will be looking mainly to the US and Asia to licence its technology.
 
Inbicon's managing director Niels Henriksen commented to energy-supply.dk: "The driving force for our investment in Kalundborg is primarily a belief that we can export the technology and know-how we acquire. We are already close to selling the first licence for a similar plant to be built in another country."
 
Henriksen expects that the first contracts will be in place before the end of this year, and reckons that the export potential to both the US and Asia is substantial. 800 second generation bioethanol plants are planned in the US, and one of the projects where Inbicon is closest to sealing a deal is the establishment of a DKK 1bn (USD 202m) plant in North Dakota, which will use both wheat straw and maize stems as feedstock.
 
Several countries in Asia also have ambitious plans for increased production of bioethanol, and energy-supply.dk writes that Inbicon is presently negotiating with prospects in Japan and Southeast Asia.
 
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