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The world's first plant for the production of second generation biofuels has been opened in Northern Italy
Crescentino (Vercelli), 9 October 2013 - The world’s first commercial-scale plant for the production of bioethanol from non-food biomass sources was officially inaugurated today before the Minister for Economic Development Flavio Zanonato and the local Authorities
(President of the Regional Administration Roberto Cota, Mayor of Crescentino Marinella Venegoni, President of the Provincial Administration Carlo Riva Vercellotti).
The Crescentino (Vercelli) bio-refinery is owned by Beta Renewables, a joint venture between Biochemtex, a Mossi Ghisolfi Group engineering company, the American fund TPG (Texas Pacific Group), and the Danish company Novozymes, a world leader in bio-innovation.