Kirin to build pilot ethanol plant using spent malt

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TOKYO, July 30 (Reuters) - Kirin Brewery Co. Ltd. , Japan's No. 2 brewer, plans to begin experimental production of ethanol using the residue of malt used to make beer as feedstock, a company spokeswoman said on Monday. An estimated 300 million yen ($2.5 million) will be invested to construct a pilot plant which will have the capacity to produce 15 kilolitres of ethanol a year, she said. Construction will begin in the autumn with output due to start later this year. "Although ...

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