Biochemtex to open a cellulosic plant in NC

By Staff | January 28, 2014

Government officials in North Carolina announced that Biochemtex will locate its new cellulosic biofuel operations in Sampson County, N.C. According to information released by N.C. Gov. Pat Mccrory’s office, the company will operate in the state as Carolina Cellulosic Biofuels. Biochemtex is a company in the Italy-based Mossi Ghisolfi Group. 

The proposed 20 MMgy facility will take in locally grown energy crops, agricultural residues and wood biomass as feedstock and utilize Proesa technology, a process commercialized by Beta Renewables, which is a joint venture of Biochemtex, TPG and Novozymes. 

“Biochemtex is excited to bring our Proesa technology platform and our partners to eastern North Carolina," said Guido Ghisolfi, CEO and owner of Biochemtex.  “We’ve already engaged with regional farms and farmers for the supply of energy crops and we see great opportunity for growth and additional projects where regional infrastructure matches need.”