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A mothballed bioethanol plant in Kazakhstan is set to resume production by the end of 2016.

The Mutual fund of Kazakhstan is functioning to bring the Biokhim plant, positioned in the town of Tayinsha in the North Kazakhstan region, back on the internet with the very first stage arranged for December 2016.

The plant will make bioethanol for the Pavlodar oil refinery, with later shipments arranged for the Shymkent refinery in the south of the country.

The Pavlodar refinery, which is presently going through modernisation work along with Shymkent, will start generating Euro-5 and also Euro-6 fuel in very early 2017.

It is expected that the relaunch of the Biokhim plant will certainly supply jobs for up to 400 people.

The $ 82.2 million (EUR75.6 m) Biokhim task was initially commissioned in 2006 by a plumber called Basko to make 57,000 tpy of ethanol from locally-sourced wheat.

Yet distribution and sales difficulties quickly forced the plant to shut after it began manufacturing.

Biokhim was previously prepared for reactivate in the first half of 2015.

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