Technology for Alcohol Production
Alcohol, also referred to as ethanol or ethyl alcohol, is a valuable base material for varied industries and is used as a solvent for many substances. Besides alcoholic beverages, it has applications in chemicals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, and is also used as a transport fuel additive.
On this page you can find out how ethanol is produced and how Vogelbusch can contribute to setting up an alcohol plant.
How is alcohol made?
By fermentation using yeast, alcohol is obtained from various agricultural materials that contain sugar, starch or cellulose. In additional process steps it is refined and concentrated to obtain the highest and purest possible quality.
Alcohol know-how and technology
Vogelbusch has introduced many ground-breaking improvements in alcohol plant design and offers first class, worldwide proven technology for every stage of alcohol production: from raw material preparation and fermentation through to subsequent separation by distillation, rectification and dehydration as well as by-product treatment and auxiliary installations.
We design complete greenfield installations and are also available to upgrade or revamp your existing plant to increase capacity, improve yield and/or product quality and save energy and water.
Your benefits at a glance
- Highly specialized custom solutions
- Expert for system integration of production units
- Cost-effective, energy saving features throughout the plant
- Surplus energy adds to power export generated from CHP
- Experienced process provider for EPC project execution
Depending on the end use, ethanol quality grades differ in purity and concentration