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United States leads the path in the commercialization of cellulosic ethanol

Yesterday, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands opened in the U.S.A. a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant constructed by Dutch DSM and U.S.A.-based ethanol producer POET. Better known as Project Liberty it is the first of a number of commercial scale plants due to come on stream in the United States in 2014. Drawing on European investment and technology, and enabled by a supportive policy framework, the United States is now pioneering the commercialization of cellulosic ethanol.