Construction of Bioethanol Plant in Romania
Swiss-held chemical group Clariant has received the approval of Romanian authorities and started the construction the bioethanol factory it had announced for Podari, a rural town in the vicinity of the city of Craiova (southern Romania), within an investment of EUR140 million, of which EU funds in the amount of EUR40 million.
Upon the completion of works, scheduled for 2020, it will be the fourth bioethanol factory derived from the company’s technological portfolio based on the sunliquid technology, after the plants in Germany, Poland and Slovakia. The Clariant factory in Podari will have a production capacity of approximately 50,000 tons of cellulosic ethanol per year.
Clariant has already signed the contract with the constructor and the equipment suppliers and only awaits on the greenlight from authorities to start the construction.
The new factory will be built on a 98,000-square meter land. The constructor is Romanian company ConA.