CropEnergies plans to construct a renewable ethyl acetate plant in the vicinity of Zeitz, Germany.

CropEnergies AG, based in Mannheim, Germany, has received approval to build a plant for the production of renewable ethyl acetate from sustainable ethanol. The plant, located in the Zeitz Chemical and Industrial Park in Elsteraue, Germany, will be the first production facility in CropEnergies' new biobased chemicals business. The total investment for the plant is estimated to be between EUR 120 and EUR 130 million, and construction is set to begin in early 2024 with commissioning scheduled for summer 2025. The plant aims to produce 50,000 tonnes of renewable ethyl acetate per year and will also generate renewable hydrogen as a co-product.

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