Columbian ethanol plant in the works

By | September 23, 2010
Isolux Corsan has signed a contract with the Colombian company Bioenergy for the construction of a $140 million industrial complex. The plant will produce ethanol from sugar cane with a processing capacity of 2.1 tons of cane per year, a 40 MW co-generation plant using bagasse, or sugar cane waste, and other facilities for handling vinasse, the residue left in a still after the distillation process. The industrial complex will be built in the Meta Department of Colombia, an area traditionally occupied by cattle ranches which is now converting to agricultural use, including sugar cane.