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Raceland demonstration plant

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The Raceland demonstration and market development plant in Louisiana, USA was a €32 million investment by Stora Enso in 2014.  

The demonstration plant is located in the vicinity of sugarcane plantations and will use waste product sugarcane bagasse as feedstock to convert cellulosic biomass into highly-refined C5 (five-carbon) sugars – particularly xylose – and demonstrate the extraction technology acquired from US biotechnology firm Virdia in 2014​.​​