Black liquor – ethanol with a twist

Publish date: September 20, 2005

The State University of Net York (SUNY) is making progress in an experiment to derive Ethanol from pulp and paper production.

Xylene, a byproduct that currently is considered waste. The experiment comprises some 9 to 13 percent of hardwood and softwood trees and will be the basis for ethanol production. Similar production is already underway at ESAB in Sweden.