Bioenergy

SunOpta Announces System Sale to Celunol

Toronto, Canada [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] SunOpta Inc. has sold a continuous process system, including SunOpta’s patented and proprietary biomass conversion technology, to Celunol (formerly BC International) for Celunol’s cellulosic ethanol commercial demonstration facility in Jennings, Louisiana. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. End products include cellulosic ethanol, cellulosic butanol, xylitol, and dietary fiber for human consumption. Raw materials include wheat straw, corn stover, grasses, oat hulls, wood chips, and sugarcane bagasse. The SunOpta Bioprocess Group has been designing, building, and optimizing biomass conversion plants for more than 30 years.