Straubing – logistic hub for a new era in chemistry

Several green chemistry plants are producing platform ingredients for the chemical industry in Straubing. The local plant of ADM Spyck GmbH for example is generating first-generation biofuel. Rapeseed is received here from all over the European Danube region; it is then processed to rapeseed oil and transported by rail to mineral oil refineries for transesterification. The latest example is the second-generation biorefinery demonstration plant from Clariant. Here, Bioethanol is produced with biotechnological processes out of the agricultural waste product cereal straw.