Ethanol plants open in Europe, Australia

By | February 04, 2009
BioWanze, a subsidiary of CropEnergies AG, has begun producing ethanol at its 79 MMgy plant in Wanze, Belgium, using wheat and sugar syrup feedstocks. Wheat bran from its milling process is used to feed a biomass boiler to produce electricity. The plant also produces wheat gluten and condensed distillers solubles.

Meanwhile, Lantmnnen Agroetanol, a 56 MMgy grain-based ethanol plant in Norrkping, Sweden, has restarted after a 41 MMgy expansion. The plant also produces pelletized protein feed.

Dalby Bio-Refinery Ltd., a 20 MMgy sorghum-based ethanol plant in Dalby, Australia, is now fully operational. The facility, Australia's first, will produce 140,000 metric tons of distillers wet grains with solubles and 30,000 tons of syrup per year.