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NNFCC Renewable Chemicals Factsheet: Ethanol

This factsheet gives an overview of the current and potential market for biorenewable ethanol in chemical applications.

Author L Nattrass, Dr A Higson
Published 22 Jul 2010
Industry Biobased Products
Download   NNFCC Renewable Chemicals Factsheet: Ethanol (PDF, 1.3 MB)
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Summary

Ethanol is a high volume commodity chemical. In 2008, world ethanol production reached 61 million tonnes per year, with the vast majority of ethanol derived from the fermentation of biomass feedstocks.

This factsheet covers the current applications, potential markets, production route from biomass, environmental benefits and worldwide manufacturers of ethanol.

More information, please contact:

Dr Adrian Higson
Lead Consultant - Biobased Products
Tel:+44 (0)1904 435182 a.higson@nnfcc.co.uk

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