The sunliquid® technology
Clariant’s sunliquid® is a highly innovative and sustainable technology to produce cellulosic sugars and cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. The sunliquid® technology offers a completely integrated process design.
Main features of the sunliquid® technology
- Chemical-free pre-treatment;
- Integrated enzyme production: reduces costs to a minimum, eliminates storage and transport costs;
- Optimized tailor-made enzymes;
- Efficient co-fermentation of C5 and C6 sugars;
- Energy self-sufficient;
- Carbon negative impact
Technology proven application of cellulosic ethanol
The high quality and sustainability of sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol has been proven in several applications. For example, in a collaboration with Mercedes-Benz and Haltermann, Clariant successfully deployed sunliquid®20, a premium-grade E20 blend, in a fleet test with Mercedes Benz service vehicles.
In Brazil at Clariant’s Suzano plant, ethanol-fueled Scania trucks are used to transport chemical products. The Ecotrucks, as they are known, started using second-generation ethanol produced from sugarcane bagasse using Clariant's sunliquid® technology.
In a collaboration with Werner & Mertz, the producer of Frosch® products, the application of cellulosic ethanol has been extended to detergents, cleansers and cleaning agents. sunliquid® bioethanol has been used in Frosch® Bio-Spirit Multisurface-Cleaner. This project already shows, that the application of the technology is not limited to the transport sector. It offers access to a platform for conversion of agricultural residues into a range of chemicals for different industries and applications.
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