The group plans to invest 24.5 million euros and create up to 25 jobs in the facility which is planned to be launched in 2021.

The plant is expected to have an annual production capacity of 32,000 tons and use residues from starch production at Roquette-Amilina as its raw material.

Vilnius-registered Etea LT plans to produce grain-based natural ethyl alcohol for use in the production of alcoholic beverages, and absolute alcohol for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.