Elevance Renewable Sciences expects to begin operating its second biorefinery in Mississippi in 2016, producing specialty chemicals, including some used in lubricants and base stocks.
The company yesterday said it authorized the next significant stage of the Natchez, Miss., biorefinery to expand production of its Inherent renewable building blocks. We have invested approximately $30 million in the Natchez site, and made several significant improvements that were required for todays announcement, Elevance Vice President of manufacturing John Harvey said in a news release. They included tripling production of existing operations, transforming existing operations from batch to continuous operations, beginning site preparation for biorefinery construction and completing initial capital projects.
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