Shell Increases Cellulosic Ethanol Investment

Cindy Zimmerman

ShellRoyal Dutch Shell is nearly doubling its investment in cellulosic ethanol.

IogenShell announced this week that it is increasing its shareholding in Iogen Energy Corporation from 26.3% to 50%. Shell first took an equity stake in 2002. The terms of the agreement include a significant investment by Shell in technology development with Iogen.

Iogen’s first demonstration commercial plant opened in Ottawa in 2004. Shell is considering investing in a full-scale commercial cellulosic ethanol plant and is contributing to Iogen’s detailed feasibility and design assessment work.

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