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Circa to build Cyrene facility

Oslo-based biotech Circa Group has signed an agreement with French energy producer GazelEnergie. Under this, it will repurpose the former Emile Huchet coal-fired power station site, adjacent to the Carling Saint-Avold platform in north-eastern France, to make its Cyrene brand of renewable solvent at commercial scale.

ReSolute project launched

ReSolute, which is described as a “flagship EU project focused on creating a new, sustainably-sourced, safer alternative to traditional, fossil-based solvents”, officially launched on 15 October. Engineering work on its planned 1,000 tonnes/year levoglucosenone (LGO) plant somewhere in Eastern Europe begins in November, with commissioning expected at the end of 2022.

ReSolute project launched

ReSolute, which is described as a “flagship EU project focused on creating a new, sustainably-sourced, safer alternative to traditional, fossil-based solvents”, officially launched on 15 October. Engineering work on its planned 1,000 tonnes/year levoglucosenone (LGO) plant somewhere in Eastern Europe begins in November, with commissioning expected at the end of 2022.

Consortium to build Cyrene plant

A consortium led by UK biotechnology company Circa Sustainable Chemicals is to develop the first commercial plant to produce levoglucosenone, the raw material for the biobased solvent Cyrene, from renewable feedstocks. It is expected to reach capacity of 1,000 tonnes/year.

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