INA awards a license to Axens to supply FUTUROL

The Croatian oil and gas company INA has awarded Axens a license agreement to supply Futurol™ cellulosic ethanol technology and contract for basic engineering design of an advanced bioethanol production plant in Sisak, Croatia. 
Supplying INA with its innovative and sustainable Futurol™ technology for the advanced bioethanol production project marks a major step for Axens as a key player in biofuels and bio-based chemicals production processes. Axens will be involved in a full-scale commercial cellulosic bioethanol production plant, a first of its kind.
Futurol™ technology would enable INA to produce 55,000 tons, equivalent to 70 million liters, of advanced ethanol in synergy with green energy production, based on lignocellulosic feedstock such as agricultural residues and energy crop Miscanthus. As per the Renewable Energy Directive II (REDII), the second-generation ethanol allows more than 85% reduction of greenhouse gas emission as compared to the fossil reference.
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