Equipping the Cellulosic Future

Inbicon, Metso to mesh technologies, design second-gen equipment
By Erin Voegele | October 24, 2011

Inbicon A/S, a Danish cellulosic ethanol technology developer, has signed an agreement with Metso Paper Sweden AB. Under the agreement, Metso will supply equipment for Inbicon’s biorefinery technology. The two companies will cooperate in designing and supplying full-scale industrial equipment by combing Metso’s fiber processing technology with Inbicon’s cellulosic ethanol technology.

Inbicon CEO Benny Mai notes that the agreement is important to his company and its future plans. “We have worked closely with Metso for some time now, which started with common testing of their equipment with our technology,” he says. “Further we are convinced that we both, with this agreement, have taken the final step in up-scaling the technology enabling bioethanol producers to build second-generation bioethanol refineries. We are now ready to deliver the process technology and Metso the equipment to commercial-size refineries for second-generation bioethanol.” 

—Erin Voegele