Company develops novel citrus peel-to-ethanol process

By | August 10, 2009
Spain-based process technology provider HRS Spiratube has announced the development of a new process for the continuous thermal pretreatment of citrus peels to produce ethanol. The technique, which can be used to convert half of the peel's organic matter into ethanol, was developed through a research collaboration with the University of Cartagena. The company intends to use the technology in a commercial-scale citrus peel-to-ethanol facility in the Murcia region of Spain by 2010.