19 March 2003 -- Proserpine, QLD, Australia. The Board of Proserpine Cooperative Sugar Milling Association has given the green light to a full feasibility study into the development of a Furfural Plant at Proserpine Mill.
The Chairman of the Cooperative Dick Dray said “The full feasibility study will involve a detailed marketing plan, the construction of a pilot plant digester and approximately three months of trials in South Africa. During this period Laurie Watson, our Chief Chemist will be in South Africa undertaking the tests on Proserpine bagasse. International Furan Technology (IFT) along with our design, engineering and electrical departments will undertake a preliminary design of the project with an aim of having the full feasibility study completed before the end of July 2003.
We are spending considerable time and resources ensuring the viability of this project and we certainly have a guarded enthusiasm at this stage that the project will be successful.”
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