Process Units

We find solutions that meet our client's needs.

Every step matters

From the raw material to the end product, Vogelbusch has unique expertise in the implementation of biological production techniques and related upstream and downstream processes.

Our unit operations

Along with the design of complete plants we also supply single processing units and integrate them into manufacturing facilities. 

Contact us for advice and support with:

  • Raw Material Preparation

    Treating of input materials for bioconversion.

    Concepts

    Starch and sugar containing natural sources require different strategies and processes for biotech applications. We provide a wide array of raw material preparation processes tailored to the type of substrate and its specific requirements of fermentation processes and enzymatic conversions.

    Applications

    Our technologies can utilize a wide range of biobased feedstocks, including sugars derived from cellulose conversion:

    Reference for Raw Material Preparation
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    Neutral Alcohol Plant in Verinsko
    ALMAGEST AG - Verinsko, Bulgaria

    Almagest opted for Vogelbusch in 2009 to produce top quality extra neutral alcohol with the highest purity and organoleptic demands, to be used in the production of alcoholic beverages. The excellent alcohol quality convinced Almagest to commission Vogelbusch again in 2011 to expand the plant capacity to 80,000 liters per...

    4 KGG
    Citric Acid Plant in Kermanshah
    KIMIA GHARB GOSTAR Industries Co. - Kermanshah, Iran

    The plant has a capacity of 36 tons per day and is the first citric acid plant built in Iran. It is suitable for processing of raw sugar and sugar beet molasses. The process concept allows for a choice between production of either of the two commercially available forms of...

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    Plant for Baby Milk Powder near Cairo
    LACTO MISR Co. - 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt

    This plant for baby milk powder and protein drink concentrates was realised by Vogelbusch in 2002 with a process licensed from a German producer of infant formula.  The enterprise is the first manufacturer of infant formula in the Middle East. The production capacity is 32 tons per day. The plant location,...

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    Citric Acid Plant near Cairo
    CITRO MISR Co. - 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt

    Raw sugar from local production was the substrate of choice for Citro Misr Co. of Egypt. This raw material required a new approach in the fermentation process to assure the economic feasibility of the plant. The spore cultivation was adapted and the fructose utilization was optimized for the substrate. Products include...

  • Hydrolysis

    Enzymatic conversion of starch into sugar.

    Concepts

    Hydrolysis is a break down of a chemical bond by addition of water. The reaction is catalyzed either by acids or, more common in the biobased industries for their beneficial process properties, by enzymes. 

    In bioprocess applications, hydrolyzation is used to break the molecular structure of polymers such as starch, cellulose, or inulin, into smaller fractions of polysaccharides (= polymers of sugar molecules) and ultimately to glucose or fructose.

    Applications

    Vogelbusch applies two-step enzymatic conversion processes (liquefaction and saccharification) that are adjusted to either

    • gain a maximum of monosaccharides (glucose) that serve as a fermentation substrate; or to
    • provide a starch hydrolysate with a custom made sugar profile ranging from maltodextrin syrups to high DE glucose syrups.
    Reference for Hydrolysis
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    Glucose Plant for Processing Complex in Volgodonsk
    OOO «DONBIOTECH» - Volgodonsk, Rostov Region, Russia

    OOO «DonBioTech», a joint venture of Russian Varshavsky group and German industrial group Evonik, sets up a grain processing facility for the production of L-lysine from wheat. VOGELBUSCH has been awarded with the detailed design and the supply of the process plant for the conversion of starch milk to glucose solution...

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    Biotechnological Complex in Kaluga
    JSC «BIOTECH ROSVA» - Kaluga, Russia

    The biotechnological complex put up by JSC «Biotech Rosva» uses wheat as a feedstock to produce speciality goods such as starch, gluten and various starch sugars, which are intended as ingredients for the food industry. A by-product will be used as animal feed. VOGELBUSCH is responsible for the planning and delivery...

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    Glucose plant for processing compex in Ishim
    AminoSib | Agroholding «YUBILEINII» - Ishim, Tyumen Region, Russia

    ZAO Agroholding «Yubileinii» sets up a wheat processing complex in Ishim in the Tyumen Region. VOGELBUSCH has been assigned by the general contractor, Talmax Engineering s.r.o., with the supply of a glucose plant to produce a fermentation substrate. The order includes the process design as well as the supply of key...

    4-almagest
    Neutral Alcohol Plant in Verinsko
    ALMAGEST AG - Verinsko, Bulgaria

    Almagest opted for Vogelbusch in 2009 to produce top quality extra neutral alcohol with the highest purity and organoleptic demands, to be used in the production of alcoholic beverages. The excellent alcohol quality convinced Almagest to commission Vogelbusch again in 2011 to expand the plant capacity to 80,000 liters per...

    4 promaiz
    Bioethanol Plant in Alejandro Roca
    PROMAÍZ S. A. - Alejandro Roca, Córdoba Province, Argentina

    With a nameplate capacity of 420,000 liters per day, Promaíz is the largest bioethanol production facility in Argentina. The plant processes bioethanol from corn which is used as fuel additive in the local markets. Besides the technology package for the complete plant and detailed planning of piping and vessels, Vogelbusch has...

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    Bioethanol Plant in Madison
    ABENGOA BIOENERGY (now GREEN PLAINS) - Madison, Illinois, USA

    Abengoa Bioenergy reached sustained capacity at their 88 million gallon per year (950,000 lpd), state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Madison, Illinois in February 2010. This is the third Abengoa Bioenergy plant in the U.S. that utilizes technology licensed by Vogelbusch USA, including the Vogelbusch Multicont continuous fermentation process. The facility...

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    Bioethanol Plant in Mt. Vernon
    ABENGOA BIOENERGY (now GREEN PLAINS) - Mt. Vernon, Indiana, USA

    Abengoa Bioenergy reached sustained capacity at their 88 million gallon per year (950,000 lpd), state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Mt. Vernon, Indiana in January 2010 after 18 month engineering/construction time. This is the second Abengoa Bioenergy plant in the U.S. that utilizes technology licensed by Vogelbusch USA, including the Vogelbusch...

    Tharaldson distillation dehydration
    Bioethanol Plant in Casselton
    THARALDSON ETHANOL LLC - Casselton, North Dakota, USA

    Tharaldson Ethanol started up their state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Casselton, North Dakota in 2009. The plant utilizes technology licensed by VOGELBUSCH USA, including the VOGELBUSCH Multicont continuous fermentation process, and is currently operating at a capacity of 1,300,000 liters per day, making it one of the largest dry corn...

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    Bioethanol Plant in Cedar Rapids
    PENFORD Products Company (now INGREDION INC.) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

    Penford Products Company successfully started up their state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility in May 2008. The plant utilizes technology licensed by VOGELBUSCH USA and has a nameplate capacity of 450,000 liters per day. Corn hydrolysate from the company’s existing wet corn milling operation is used as feedstock. Tom Malkoski, Penford’s President and...

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    Bioethanol Plant in Cloverdale
    ALTRA INDIANA (now POET Biorefining) - Cloverdale, Indiana, USA

    Altra Indiana LLC reached design capacity in June 2008 at its facility in Cloverdale, Indiana. The plant was built using know-how provided by VOGELBUSCH USA, including the VOGELBUSCH Multicont continuous fermentation process, and has a nameplate capacity of 908,000 liters per day. The facility uses 32 million bushels (813,000 metric...

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    Bioethanol Plant in Ravenna
    ABENGOA BIOENERGY OF NEBRASKA, LLC (now KAPPA ETHANOL) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA

    Abengoa Bioenergy successfully started up their state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Ravenna, Nebraska in September 2007. The plant utilizes technology licensed by Vogelbusch USA, including the Vogelbusch Multicont continuous fermentation process, and has a nameplate capacity of 88 million gallon per year (950,000 lpd). The facility uses 32 million...

    Chief Ethanol Hastings
    Bioethanol Plant in Hastings
    CHIEF ETHANOL FUELS, Inc. - Hastings, Nebraska, USA

    The Chief Ethanol Fuels facility is utilizing Vogelbusch-licensed technology. In 2007, a third molecular sieve drying system was designed and installed, raising operating capacity to 832,000 l/d. The cooperation first started in 1983 when Chief Ethanol Fuels set up af 120,000 l/d plant. Vogelbusch process design included continuous fermentation, multi-pressure distillation,...

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    Bioethanol Plant in Lexington
    CORNHUSKER ENERGY (now CHIEF ETHANOL FUELS, Inc.) - Lexington, Nebraska, USA

    Vogelbusch USA Inc started up this bioethanol plant, with a production capacity of 450,000 litres/day of bioethanol from corn, in spring 2006. The plant employs a state of the art Vogelbusch continuous fermentation process. An energy integrated distillation, evaporation and dehydration system ensures maximum efficiency. In 2016, Chief purchased the Cornhusker Energy...

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    Bioethanol plant in Zeitz
    CROPENERGIES BIOETHANOL GmbH - Zeitz, Germany

    The 800,000 litre/day plant of CropEnergies,  a unit of German Südzucker group,  is designed for multiple grain sources together with by-products of beet sugar processing. The plant and is highly advanced in terms of energy saving and environmental protection. Vogelbusch contributed process design for the raw material processing, continuous fermentation,...

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    Bioethanol Plant in Pekin
    PACIFIC ETHANOL, Inc. (former AVENTINE RENEWABLE ENGERY) - Pekin, Illinois, USA

    In March 2004 the molecular sieve unit at the Aventine Renewable Energy plant was brought on stream. With a rated capacity of 1.2 million liters per day (110 mm gallons/year) anhydrous alcohol, at that time the largest capacity molecular sieve alcohol dehydration unit in the world. The molecular sieve unit replaced...

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    Bioethanol Plant in Jilin
    JILIN FUEL ALCOHOL Co. - Jilin Province, PR China

    Located in Jilin City in Northeast China, this production line for bioethanol was officially commissioned in November 2003 after an implementation period of 22 months. The plant produces 300,000 tonnes of fuel alcohol annually from maize. The product is used as a 10% petrol additive.  Process design by Vogelbusch provided for...

  • Fermentation

    Converting substrates by using micro-organisms.

    Concepts

    Fermentation is the conversion of pre-treated raw material to desired products by using the metabolic processes of application-specific micro-organisms.

    Applications

    Vogelbusch has developed own processes using fungi, bacteria and yeasts, and has the know-how to ensure robust production and system integrity in batch, fed batch and continuous fermentation processes. With our many years of experience with microbial production techniques we can come up with the ideal configuration for every fermentation system and we know how to maintain optimal conditions for microorganism and substrate.

    Reference for Fermentation
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    Yeast plant in Tashkent
    CANDY GOLD - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Following a feasibility study on the production of baker's yeast, the pre-engineering for a yeast plant designed for a daily capacity of 10,000 kg based on molasses was carried out in 2015.

    4-almagest
    Neutral Alcohol Plant in Verinsko
    ALMAGEST AG - Verinsko, Bulgaria

    Almagest opted for Vogelbusch in 2009 to produce top quality extra neutral alcohol with the highest purity and organoleptic demands, to be used in the production of alcoholic beverages. The excellent alcohol quality convinced Almagest to commission Vogelbusch again in 2011 to expand the plant capacity to 80,000 liters per...

    4 YeastConsulting
    Yeast plant in El-Harrach
    CEGRO / AYS - El Harrach, Algeria

    SGP Cegro on behalf of AYS Algerian Yeast Society in 2014 ordered a feasibility study to investigate the production of 10,000 tons per year of baker's yeast to be made from imported molasses.

    4 promaiz
    Bioethanol Plant in Alejandro Roca
    PROMAÍZ S. A. - Alejandro Roca, Córdoba Province, Argentina

    With a nameplate capacity of 420,000 liters per day, Promaíz is the largest bioethanol production facility in Argentina. The plant processes bioethanol from corn which is used as fuel additive in the local markets. Besides the technology package for the complete plant and detailed planning of piping and vessels, Vogelbusch has...

    4-abengoa1madison
    Bioethanol Plant in Madison
    ABENGOA BIOENERGY (now GREEN PLAINS) - Madison, Illinois, USA

    Abengoa Bioenergy reached sustained capacity at their 88 million gallon per year (950,000 lpd), state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Madison, Illinois in February 2010. This is the third Abengoa Bioenergy plant in the U.S. that utilizes technology licensed by Vogelbusch USA, including the Vogelbusch Multicont continuous fermentation process. The facility...

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    Bioethanol Plant in Mt. Vernon
    ABENGOA BIOENERGY (now GREEN PLAINS) - Mt. Vernon, Indiana, USA

    Abengoa Bioenergy reached sustained capacity at their 88 million gallon per year (950,000 lpd), state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Mt. Vernon, Indiana in January 2010 after 18 month engineering/construction time. This is the second Abengoa Bioenergy plant in the U.S. that utilizes technology licensed by Vogelbusch USA, including the Vogelbusch...

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    Yeast plant in Ahvaz
    RAZI YEAST & ALCOHOL Co. - Ahvaz, Iran

    Razi Yeast & Alcohol Company, formerly Sugar Cane By-Products Corporation, assigned Vogelbusch with the process design, engineering and supply of a complete plant for the production of baker's yeast from cane molasses. Production in the yeast plant started in 2009, since manufacturing 32,000 kg per day of high quality instant active dry...

    Tharaldson distillation dehydration
    Bioethanol Plant in Casselton
    THARALDSON ETHANOL LLC - Casselton, North Dakota, USA

    Tharaldson Ethanol started up their state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Casselton, North Dakota in 2009. The plant utilizes technology licensed by VOGELBUSCH USA, including the VOGELBUSCH Multicont continuous fermentation process, and is currently operating at a capacity of 1,300,000 liters per day, making it one of the largest dry corn...

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    2G Demonstration Plant in Kalundborg
    INBICON A/S - Kalundborg, Denmark

    Inbicon, a subsidiary of DONG Energy, has developed a proprietary process for the conversion of wheat straw. Complementing this biomass conversion process Inbicon has opted for sound and energy efficient technology from Vogelbusch for part of ethanol fermentation as well as the distillation, dehydration and stillage evaporation. The 17,000 liter per...

    4-penford1
    Bioethanol Plant in Cedar Rapids
    PENFORD Products Company (now INGREDION INC.) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

    Penford Products Company successfully started up their state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility in May 2008. The plant utilizes technology licensed by VOGELBUSCH USA and has a nameplate capacity of 450,000 liters per day. Corn hydrolysate from the company’s existing wet corn milling operation is used as feedstock. Tom Malkoski, Penford’s President and...

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    Vinegar fermenter in Golegã
    MENDES GONÇALVES, SA - Golegã, Portugal

    Mendes Gonçalves, a well known Portuguese producer of vinegar and condiments ordered a vinegar fermenter from Vogelbusch. The new fermenter raised production capacity in Golegã, north of Lisbon by 15,000 litres to some 27,000 litres per day. We supplied the fermenter including IP-8 self priming aeration and process equipment such as...

    4-altra
    Bioethanol Plant in Cloverdale
    ALTRA INDIANA (now POET Biorefining) - Cloverdale, Indiana, USA

    Altra Indiana LLC reached design capacity in June 2008 at its facility in Cloverdale, Indiana. The plant was built using know-how provided by VOGELBUSCH USA, including the VOGELBUSCH Multicont continuous fermentation process, and has a nameplate capacity of 908,000 liters per day. The facility uses 32 million bushels (813,000 metric...

    4 KGG
    Citric Acid Plant in Kermanshah
    KIMIA GHARB GOSTAR Industries Co. - Kermanshah, Iran

    The plant has a capacity of 36 tons per day and is the first citric acid plant built in Iran. It is suitable for processing of raw sugar and sugar beet molasses. The process concept allows for a choice between production of either of the two commercially available forms of...

    4-ravenna2007
    Bioethanol Plant in Ravenna
    ABENGOA BIOENERGY OF NEBRASKA, LLC (now KAPPA ETHANOL) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA

    Abengoa Bioenergy successfully started up their state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Ravenna, Nebraska in September 2007. The plant utilizes technology licensed by Vogelbusch USA, including the Vogelbusch Multicont continuous fermentation process, and has a nameplate capacity of 88 million gallon per year (950,000 lpd). The facility uses 32 million...

    Chief Ethanol Hastings
    Bioethanol Plant in Hastings
    CHIEF ETHANOL FUELS, Inc. - Hastings, Nebraska, USA

    The Chief Ethanol Fuels facility is utilizing Vogelbusch-licensed technology. In 2007, a third molecular sieve drying system was designed and installed, raising operating capacity to 832,000 l/d. The cooperation first started in 1983 when Chief Ethanol Fuels set up af 120,000 l/d plant. Vogelbusch process design included continuous fermentation, multi-pressure distillation,...

    4 SCA
    Neutral Alcohol Plant in Ahwaz
    RAZI YEAST & ALCOHOL Co. - Ahwaz, Iran

    The plant now operated by Razi (formerly Sugar Cane By-Products Corporation) was designed for a daily capacity of 110,000 litres of high quality pharmaceutical alcohol from cane molasses complying with EU standards. A special challenge was designing the plant for the extreme climatic conditions (0°C to 50°C) and the highest...

    4 lexington0
    Bioethanol Plant in Lexington
    CORNHUSKER ENERGY (now CHIEF ETHANOL FUELS, Inc.) - Lexington, Nebraska, USA

    Vogelbusch USA Inc started up this bioethanol plant, with a production capacity of 450,000 litres/day of bioethanol from corn, in spring 2006. The plant employs a state of the art Vogelbusch continuous fermentation process. An energy integrated distillation, evaporation and dehydration system ensures maximum efficiency. In 2016, Chief purchased the Cornhusker Energy...

    4 cropernergies
    Bioethanol plant in Zeitz
    CROPENERGIES BIOETHANOL GmbH - Zeitz, Germany

    The 800,000 litre/day plant of CropEnergies,  a unit of German Südzucker group,  is designed for multiple grain sources together with by-products of beet sugar processing. The plant and is highly advanced in terms of energy saving and environmental protection. Vogelbusch contributed process design for the raw material processing, continuous fermentation,...

    4 YeastFermenter
    Yeast fermenter in Malmö
    SPECIAL YEAST AB - Malmö, Sweden

    The utilization of a hydrolysate made from bakery waste was the object of the order by Special Yeast. The process for this novel feedstock was developed and implemented, including supply of the aeration system. The unit has a capacity of 9,000 kg/d and was started up in 2006.

    4 pekin
    Bioethanol Plant in Pekin
    PACIFIC ETHANOL, Inc. (former AVENTINE RENEWABLE ENGERY) - Pekin, Illinois, USA

    In March 2004 the molecular sieve unit at the Aventine Renewable Energy plant was brought on stream. With a rated capacity of 1.2 million liters per day (110 mm gallons/year) anhydrous alcohol, at that time the largest capacity molecular sieve alcohol dehydration unit in the world. The molecular sieve unit replaced...

    4-Jilin2003
    Bioethanol Plant in Jilin
    JILIN FUEL ALCOHOL Co. - Jilin Province, PR China

    Located in Jilin City in Northeast China, this production line for bioethanol was officially commissioned in November 2003 after an implementation period of 22 months. The plant produces 300,000 tonnes of fuel alcohol annually from maize. The product is used as a 10% petrol additive.  Process design by Vogelbusch provided for...

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    Neutral Alcohol Plant in Harbin
    HARBIN WINERY - Harbin District, PR China

    The fine alcohol plant of Harbin Winery, a Chinese producer of potable alcohol from corn, was upgraded by Vogelbusch in several steps. The client required specifically high alcohol quality in terms of organoleptic and analytical criteria and in particular with regard to methanol separation. The facility was designed to set...

    4 YeastAerator
    Yeast fermenter in Hamburg
    DEUTSCHE HEFEWERKE (now OHLY) - Hamburg, Germany

    DHW of Hamburg decided to convert an existing fermenter to the Vogelbusch aeration system. The given situation required the redesign of the drive and included engineering and supply of the complete aerator system. The reconstructed fermenter has a capacity of 27,000 kg per day of baker’s yeast made from beet molasses....

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    Yeast fermenter in Nuremberg
    DEUTSCHE HEFEWERKE - Nuremberg, Germany

    DHW Nuremberg enhanced their manufacturing capacity by adding a fermenter which had to be placed outside the production building. Vogelbusch engineered the expansion and supplied the key equipment (EB4 aerator system including drive, mash pumps and heat exchangers). The fermenter is designed for 25,000 kg of baker's yeast per day made...

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    Yeast fermenter in Osaka
    ORIENTAL YEAST - Osaka, Japan

    To raise the production capacity of Oriental Yeast in Osaka, Komatsugawa Chemical Engineering Co. assigned Vogelbusch with the engineering and supply of key equipment (aeration) for an additional yeast fermenter. The unit is designed for the production of 20,000 kg per day of baker's yeast made from cane molasses. Start-up was...

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    Citric Acid Plant near Cairo
    CITRO MISR Co. - 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt

    Raw sugar from local production was the substrate of choice for Citro Misr Co. of Egypt. This raw material required a new approach in the fermentation process to assure the economic feasibility of the plant. The spore cultivation was adapted and the fructose utilization was optimized for the substrate. Products include...

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    Vinegar fermenter in Austria
    GSONEK GmbH - Laa an der Thaya, Austria

    Supply of a vinegar fermenter type 1200 including IP-8 self priming aeration with a daily capacity of 15,000 liter (10%) for processing pure ethanol and grape and apple wine. The unit, originally set up in 1998, was later acquired by Mautner Markhof and integrated in their Vienna production facilities.

  • Isomerization

    Enzymatic conversion of glucose into fructose.

    Concepts

    Isomerization is a chemical process of transformation of a molecule into its isomeric form. The new molecule has the same chemical composition but the atoms are arranged in a different way, resulting in different physical and chemical properties.

    Applications

    Isomerization is applied by Vogelbusch for the conversion of glucose into fructose to increase the sweetness of the product. The resulting isoglucose syrup is further processed to commercial high fructose syrups.

    The process is designed using immobilized enzymes in a set of parallel operated fixed bed reactors. In consideration of the aging of the enzymes, process parameters (flow, temperature) are adjusted for each reactor to ensure stable syrup properties at a constant feed rate to the system. Maximizing  productivity and lifetime of the enzymes is achieved by appropriate treatment of the feed stream.

    Related Technologies
    Reference for Isomerization
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    Biotechnological Complex in Kaluga
    JSC «BIOTECH ROSVA» - Kaluga, Russia

    The biotechnological complex put up by JSC «Biotech Rosva» uses wheat as a feedstock to produce speciality goods such as starch, gluten and various starch sugars, which are intended as ingredients for the food industry. A by-product will be used as animal feed. VOGELBUSCH is responsible for the planning and delivery...

  • Distillation / Rectification

    Ensuring top-class ethanol purity.

    Concepts

    Distillation and rectification are the standard procedure for separating mixtures of liquids with different boiling points by intensive mass transfer between liquid and vapor phase. A typical example of distillation is the separation of fermented mash into raw alcohol and stillage. Rectification is used for concentration and purification of the alcohol.

    Applications

    Vogelbusch has unique experience with all distillation and rectification needs in the ethanol industry. With our advanced column systems we have set the industry standard for premium product quality and energy saving processes.

    Our proprietary designs are the solid foundation to develop and install the optimum solution for every customer, from standard configurations to completely customized systems.

    Reference for Distillation / Rectification
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    Neutral Alcohol Plant in Verinsko
    ALMAGEST AG - Verinsko, Bulgaria

    Almagest opted for Vogelbusch in 2009 to produce top quality extra neutral alcohol with the highest purity and organoleptic demands, to be used in the production of alcoholic beverages. The excellent alcohol quality convinced Almagest to commission Vogelbusch again in 2011 to expand the plant capacity to 80,000 liters per...

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    Downstream Processing for 2G Bioethanol in Hugoton
    SYNATA BIO (formerly Abengoa Bioenergy) - Hugoton, Kansas, USA

    The commercial-scale, cellulosic ethanol facility in Hugoton utilizes Abengoa’s own enzymatic hydrolysis technology to produce 25 million gallons of ethanol and 21 megawatts of electricity from 300,000 tons of biomass per year. Implemented in 2014, Vogelbusch USA provided process design for the distillation and molecular sieve dehydration areas and also supplied...

    4 promaiz
    Bioethanol Plant in Alejandro Roca
    PROMAÍZ S. A. - Alejandro Roca, Córdoba Province, Argentina

    With a nameplate capacity of 420,000 liters per day, Promaíz is the largest bioethanol production facility in Argentina. The plant processes bioethanol from corn which is used as fuel additive in the local markets. Besides the technology package for the complete plant and detailed planning of piping and vessels, Vogelbusch has...

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    Distillation|Dehydration Unit in Vero Beach
    INEOS BIO - Vero Beach, Florida, USA

    Vogelbusch USA has been awarded a contract to supply the ethanol distillation and dehydration equipment for a 2G (second generation) plant. INEOS Bio’s plant is a first-of-its-kind waste-to-bioenergy facility near Vero Beach, Florida. The project uses INEOS Bio’s feedstock-flexible biomass conversion technology. It's unique combination of gasification and fermentation technologies turns...

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    D|R Pilot Plant in Tennamaram
    SIME DARBY | MITSUI ENGINEERING - Tennamaram, Malaysia

    Local palm oil producer Sime Darby together with the Japanese company Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (MES) installed a pilot plant for second generation (2G) bioethanol in Tennamaram, Malaysia. Based on technology licensed from the Danish company Inbicon the plant produces bioethanol from empty fruit bunches that are left...

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    Bioethanol Plant in Madison
    ABENGOA BIOENERGY (now GREEN PLAINS) - Madison, Illinois, USA

    Abengoa Bioenergy reached sustained capacity at their 88 million gallon per year (950,000 lpd), state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Madison, Illinois in February 2010. This is the third Abengoa Bioenergy plant in the U.S. that utilizes technology licensed by Vogelbusch USA, including the Vogelbusch Multicont continuous fermentation process. The facility...

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    Neutral Alcohol Distillation in Lidköping
    LANTMÄNNEN REPPE - Lidköping, Sweden

    Renowned starch manufacturer Lantmännen Reppe is one of the largest Swedish alcohol distillers too. The distillation unit in Lidköping, commissioned in 2010, can produce some 50,000 liters of high quality alcohol that add to the company's beverage alcohol supply. The alcohol production is based on wheat starch. The distillation was set...

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    Bioethanol Plant in Mt. Vernon
    ABENGOA BIOENERGY (now GREEN PLAINS) - Mt. Vernon, Indiana, USA

    Abengoa Bioenergy reached sustained capacity at their 88 million gallon per year (950,000 lpd), state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Mt. Vernon, Indiana in January 2010 after 18 month engineering/construction time. This is the second Abengoa Bioenergy plant in the U.S. that utilizes technology licensed by Vogelbusch USA, including the Vogelbusch...

    Tharaldson distillation dehydration
    Bioethanol Plant in Casselton
    THARALDSON ETHANOL LLC - Casselton, North Dakota, USA

    Tharaldson Ethanol started up their state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Casselton, North Dakota in 2009. The plant utilizes technology licensed by VOGELBUSCH USA, including the VOGELBUSCH Multicont continuous fermentation process, and is currently operating at a capacity of 1,300,000 liters per day, making it one of the largest dry corn...

    4-Inbicon
    2G Demonstration Plant in Kalundborg
    INBICON A/S - Kalundborg, Denmark

    Inbicon, a subsidiary of DONG Energy, has developed a proprietary process for the conversion of wheat straw. Complementing this biomass conversion process Inbicon has opted for sound and energy efficient technology from Vogelbusch for part of ethanol fermentation as well as the distillation, dehydration and stillage evaporation. The 17,000 liter per...

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    Bioethanol Plant in Cedar Rapids
    PENFORD Products Company (now INGREDION INC.) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

    Penford Products Company successfully started up their state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility in May 2008. The plant utilizes technology licensed by VOGELBUSCH USA and has a nameplate capacity of 450,000 liters per day. Corn hydrolysate from the company’s existing wet corn milling operation is used as feedstock. Tom Malkoski, Penford’s President and...

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    Distillation|Dehydration in Norrköping
    LANTMÄNNEN AGROETANOL AB - Norrköping, Sweden

    The bioethanol plant of Lantmännen Agroetanol AB utilises process technology licensed by Vogelbusch for distillation and dehydration. The proprietary Multipressure system considerably reduces the steam consumption compared to traditional distillation systems and optimum thermal integration further improves the energy-saving properties of the plant.   The facility, which is Agroetanol’s second production...

    4-altra
    Bioethanol Plant in Cloverdale
    ALTRA INDIANA (now POET Biorefining) - Cloverdale, Indiana, USA

    Altra Indiana LLC reached design capacity in June 2008 at its facility in Cloverdale, Indiana. The plant was built using know-how provided by VOGELBUSCH USA, including the VOGELBUSCH Multicont continuous fermentation process, and has a nameplate capacity of 908,000 liters per day. The facility uses 32 million bushels (813,000 metric...

    4 GreenP2007
    Ethanol Dehydration in North Sitra
    GREEN POWER WLL - North Sitra, Kingdom of Bahrain

    Some 400,000 lpd of crude industrial alcohol from a refinery in Saudi Arabia are processed in the Bahrain unit. After entering the plant, the feed is purified in a rectification column where low-boiling substances such as diethylether and acetaldehyde are separated before being dehydrated by molecular sieve technology to achieve...

    4-ravenna2007
    Bioethanol Plant in Ravenna
    ABENGOA BIOENERGY OF NEBRASKA, LLC (now KAPPA ETHANOL) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA

    Abengoa Bioenergy successfully started up their state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Ravenna, Nebraska in September 2007. The plant utilizes technology licensed by Vogelbusch USA, including the Vogelbusch Multicont continuous fermentation process, and has a nameplate capacity of 88 million gallon per year (950,000 lpd). The facility uses 32 million...

    Chief Ethanol Hastings
    Bioethanol Plant in Hastings
    CHIEF ETHANOL FUELS, Inc. - Hastings, Nebraska, USA

    The Chief Ethanol Fuels facility is utilizing Vogelbusch-licensed technology. In 2007, a third molecular sieve drying system was designed and installed, raising operating capacity to 832,000 l/d. The cooperation first started in 1983 when Chief Ethanol Fuels set up af 120,000 l/d plant. Vogelbusch process design included continuous fermentation, multi-pressure distillation,...

    4 SCA
    Neutral Alcohol Plant in Ahwaz
    RAZI YEAST & ALCOHOL Co. - Ahwaz, Iran

    The plant now operated by Razi (formerly Sugar Cane By-Products Corporation) was designed for a daily capacity of 110,000 litres of high quality pharmaceutical alcohol from cane molasses complying with EU standards. A special challenge was designing the plant for the extreme climatic conditions (0°C to 50°C) and the highest...

    4 lexington0
    Bioethanol Plant in Lexington
    CORNHUSKER ENERGY (now CHIEF ETHANOL FUELS, Inc.) - Lexington, Nebraska, USA

    Vogelbusch USA Inc started up this bioethanol plant, with a production capacity of 450,000 litres/day of bioethanol from corn, in spring 2006. The plant employs a state of the art Vogelbusch continuous fermentation process. An energy integrated distillation, evaporation and dehydration system ensures maximum efficiency. In 2016, Chief purchased the Cornhusker Energy...

    4 cropernergies
    Bioethanol plant in Zeitz
    CROPENERGIES BIOETHANOL GmbH - Zeitz, Germany

    The 800,000 litre/day plant of CropEnergies,  a unit of German Südzucker group,  is designed for multiple grain sources together with by-products of beet sugar processing. The plant and is highly advanced in terms of energy saving and environmental protection. Vogelbusch contributed process design for the raw material processing, continuous fermentation,...

    4 pekin
    Bioethanol Plant in Pekin
    PACIFIC ETHANOL, Inc. (former AVENTINE RENEWABLE ENGERY) - Pekin, Illinois, USA

    In March 2004 the molecular sieve unit at the Aventine Renewable Energy plant was brought on stream. With a rated capacity of 1.2 million liters per day (110 mm gallons/year) anhydrous alcohol, at that time the largest capacity molecular sieve alcohol dehydration unit in the world. The molecular sieve unit replaced...

    4-Jilin2003
    Bioethanol Plant in Jilin
    JILIN FUEL ALCOHOL Co. - Jilin Province, PR China

    Located in Jilin City in Northeast China, this production line for bioethanol was officially commissioned in November 2003 after an implementation period of 22 months. The plant produces 300,000 tonnes of fuel alcohol annually from maize. The product is used as a 10% petrol additive.  Process design by Vogelbusch provided for...

    4-Harbin2009
    Neutral Alcohol Plant in Harbin
    HARBIN WINERY - Harbin District, PR China

    The fine alcohol plant of Harbin Winery, a Chinese producer of potable alcohol from corn, was upgraded by Vogelbusch in several steps. The client required specifically high alcohol quality in terms of organoleptic and analytical criteria and in particular with regard to methanol separation. The facility was designed to set...

    4 leopoldov
    Extra Neutral Alcohol D|R in Leopoldov
    SLOVENSKE LIEHOBARY À LIKÉRKY AS - Leopoldov, Slovakia

    The plant in Leopoldov produces extra neutral alcohol for beverage alcohol. In the destillation and rectification unit designed by Vogelbusch 30,000 liters of alcohol per day are distilled from alcoholic mashes from molasses and grain. Vogelbusch supplied key equipment for the plant which was commissioned in 2002.

  • Dehydration

    Eliminating water from ethanol.

    Concepts

    Dehydration is used to eliminate water from ethanol or other chemicals for product purification. Required for bioethanol production and other industrial applications, the final water content can be reduced as low as 0.01% vol. Systems in industrial use include adsorption with molecular sieves, entrainer dehydration and membranes.

    Applications

    By merging specialized process know-how with existing technology Vogelbusch succeeded in pioneering the use of pressure-swing adsorption (PSA) technology for ethanol dehydration which has become state-of-the-art. The Vogelbusch process employs a two-bed system using molecular sieves. It is reliable and easy to operate and particularly suitable for heat integration with other units.

     

    Reference for Dehydration
    Cepsa2015
    Dehydration Unit for Gibraltar
    CEPSA - Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A.U. - San Roque, Gibraltar

    CEPSA (Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A.U.) ordered a molecular sieve dehydration unit from VOGELBUSCH to purify ethanol which subsequently is to be processed to ETBE. The 12,000 liter per day unit has been prefabricated and skid-mounted in Austria and transferred to Gibraltar by truck to be integrated in the San Roque...

    4-hugoton.jpg
    Downstream Processing for 2G Bioethanol in Hugoton
    SYNATA BIO (formerly Abengoa Bioenergy) - Hugoton, Kansas, USA

    The commercial-scale, cellulosic ethanol facility in Hugoton utilizes Abengoa’s own enzymatic hydrolysis technology to produce 25 million gallons of ethanol and 21 megawatts of electricity from 300,000 tons of biomass per year. Implemented in 2014, Vogelbusch USA provided process design for the distillation and molecular sieve dehydration areas and also supplied...

    4 promaiz
    Bioethanol Plant in Alejandro Roca
    PROMAÍZ S. A. - Alejandro Roca, Córdoba Province, Argentina

    With a nameplate capacity of 420,000 liters per day, Promaíz is the largest bioethanol production facility in Argentina. The plant processes bioethanol from corn which is used as fuel additive in the local markets. Besides the technology package for the complete plant and detailed planning of piping and vessels, Vogelbusch has...

    4 ineos
    Distillation|Dehydration Unit in Vero Beach
    INEOS BIO - Vero Beach, Florida, USA

    Vogelbusch USA has been awarded a contract to supply the ethanol distillation and dehydration equipment for a 2G (second generation) plant. INEOS Bio’s plant is a first-of-its-kind waste-to-bioenergy facility near Vero Beach, Florida. The project uses INEOS Bio’s feedstock-flexible biomass conversion technology. It's unique combination of gasification and fermentation technologies turns...

    4-ethylchem1
    Dehydration Unit in Pointe-a-Pierre
    ETHYLCHEM Ltd. - Pointe-a-Pierre, Trinidad & Tobago

    Hydrous ethanol imported from Brazil is the feedstock for a molecular sieve dehydration facility set up by EthylChem at the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery in Trinidad. It has a production capacity of 1,082,000 litres per day (100 MMGY) of fuel ethanol with a purity of over 99.9 per cent that is intended...

    4-Cosmo2011
    Ethanol dehydration in Osaka
    COSMO OIL - Sakai-City, Osaka, Japan

    Cosmo Oil produces 140,000 liters per day (12 MMGPY) of low moisture ethanol (300 ppm) utilizing process design by Vogelbusch USA. The skid-mounted unit was installed as part of a larger project to retrofit an existing MTBE production facility at their Sakai Refinery for ETBE production.

    4-abengoa1madison
    Bioethanol Plant in Madison
    ABENGOA BIOENERGY (now GREEN PLAINS) - Madison, Illinois, USA

    Abengoa Bioenergy reached sustained capacity at their 88 million gallon per year (950,000 lpd), state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Madison, Illinois in February 2010. This is the third Abengoa Bioenergy plant in the U.S. that utilizes technology licensed by Vogelbusch USA, including the Vogelbusch Multicont continuous fermentation process. The facility...

    4-mtvernon4
    Bioethanol Plant in Mt. Vernon
    ABENGOA BIOENERGY (now GREEN PLAINS) - Mt. Vernon, Indiana, USA

    Abengoa Bioenergy reached sustained capacity at their 88 million gallon per year (950,000 lpd), state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Mt. Vernon, Indiana in January 2010 after 18 month engineering/construction time. This is the second Abengoa Bioenergy plant in the U.S. that utilizes technology licensed by Vogelbusch USA, including the Vogelbusch...

    Tharaldson distillation dehydration
    Bioethanol Plant in Casselton
    THARALDSON ETHANOL LLC - Casselton, North Dakota, USA

    Tharaldson Ethanol started up their state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Casselton, North Dakota in 2009. The plant utilizes technology licensed by VOGELBUSCH USA, including the VOGELBUSCH Multicont continuous fermentation process, and is currently operating at a capacity of 1,300,000 liters per day, making it one of the largest dry corn...

    4-Inbicon
    2G Demonstration Plant in Kalundborg
    INBICON A/S - Kalundborg, Denmark

    Inbicon, a subsidiary of DONG Energy, has developed a proprietary process for the conversion of wheat straw. Complementing this biomass conversion process Inbicon has opted for sound and energy efficient technology from Vogelbusch for part of ethanol fermentation as well as the distillation, dehydration and stillage evaporation. The 17,000 liter per...

    4-penford1
    Bioethanol Plant in Cedar Rapids
    PENFORD Products Company (now INGREDION INC.) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

    Penford Products Company successfully started up their state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility in May 2008. The plant utilizes technology licensed by VOGELBUSCH USA and has a nameplate capacity of 450,000 liters per day. Corn hydrolysate from the company’s existing wet corn milling operation is used as feedstock. Tom Malkoski, Penford’s President and...

    4 agroetanol
    Distillation|Dehydration in Norrköping
    LANTMÄNNEN AGROETANOL AB - Norrköping, Sweden

    The bioethanol plant of Lantmännen Agroetanol AB utilises process technology licensed by Vogelbusch for distillation and dehydration. The proprietary Multipressure system considerably reduces the steam consumption compared to traditional distillation systems and optimum thermal integration further improves the energy-saving properties of the plant.   The facility, which is Agroetanol’s second production...

    4-altra
    Bioethanol Plant in Cloverdale
    ALTRA INDIANA (now POET Biorefining) - Cloverdale, Indiana, USA

    Altra Indiana LLC reached design capacity in June 2008 at its facility in Cloverdale, Indiana. The plant was built using know-how provided by VOGELBUSCH USA, including the VOGELBUSCH Multicont continuous fermentation process, and has a nameplate capacity of 908,000 liters per day. The facility uses 32 million bushels (813,000 metric...

    4 GreenP2007
    Ethanol Dehydration in North Sitra
    GREEN POWER WLL - North Sitra, Kingdom of Bahrain

    Some 400,000 lpd of crude industrial alcohol from a refinery in Saudi Arabia are processed in the Bahrain unit. After entering the plant, the feed is purified in a rectification column where low-boiling substances such as diethylether and acetaldehyde are separated before being dehydrated by molecular sieve technology to achieve...

    4-ravenna2007
    Bioethanol Plant in Ravenna
    ABENGOA BIOENERGY OF NEBRASKA, LLC (now KAPPA ETHANOL) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA

    Abengoa Bioenergy successfully started up their state-of-the-art fuel ethanol facility located in Ravenna, Nebraska in September 2007. The plant utilizes technology licensed by Vogelbusch USA, including the Vogelbusch Multicont continuous fermentation process, and has a nameplate capacity of 88 million gallon per year (950,000 lpd). The facility uses 32 million...

    Chief Ethanol Hastings
    Bioethanol Plant in Hastings
    CHIEF ETHANOL FUELS, Inc. - Hastings, Nebraska, USA

    The Chief Ethanol Fuels facility is utilizing Vogelbusch-licensed technology. In 2007, a third molecular sieve drying system was designed and installed, raising operating capacity to 832,000 l/d. The cooperation first started in 1983 when Chief Ethanol Fuels set up af 120,000 l/d plant. Vogelbusch process design included continuous fermentation, multi-pressure distillation,...

    4 lexington0
    Bioethanol Plant in Lexington
    CORNHUSKER ENERGY (now CHIEF ETHANOL FUELS, Inc.) - Lexington, Nebraska, USA

    Vogelbusch USA Inc started up this bioethanol plant, with a production capacity of 450,000 litres/day of bioethanol from corn, in spring 2006. The plant employs a state of the art Vogelbusch continuous fermentation process. An energy integrated distillation, evaporation and dehydration system ensures maximum efficiency. In 2016, Chief purchased the Cornhusker Energy...

    4 euroethyl
    Alcohol Dehydration Unit in Alfatar
    EURO ETHYL Ltd - Alfatar, Bulgaria

    Euro Ethyl’s molecular sieve system was supplied preassembled by Vogelbusch USA and the performance test was successfully completed in November 2006. The plant has a rated capacity of 120,000 litres of dehydrated alcohol per day. The integration of the molecular sieve with the existing plant required additional distillation equipment to increase...

    4 cropernergies
    Bioethanol plant in Zeitz
    CROPENERGIES BIOETHANOL GmbH - Zeitz, Germany

    The 800,000 litre/day plant of CropEnergies,  a unit of German Südzucker group,  is designed for multiple grain sources together with by-products of beet sugar processing. The plant and is highly advanced in terms of energy saving and environmental protection. Vogelbusch contributed process design for the raw material processing, continuous fermentation,...

    4 pekin
    Bioethanol Plant in Pekin
    PACIFIC ETHANOL, Inc. (former AVENTINE RENEWABLE ENGERY) - Pekin, Illinois, USA

    In March 2004 the molecular sieve unit at the Aventine Renewable Energy plant was brought on stream. With a rated capacity of 1.2 million liters per day (110 mm gallons/year) anhydrous alcohol, at that time the largest capacity molecular sieve alcohol dehydration unit in the world. The molecular sieve unit replaced...

    4-Jilin2003
    Bioethanol Plant in Jilin
    JILIN FUEL ALCOHOL Co. - Jilin Province, PR China

    Located in Jilin City in Northeast China, this production line for bioethanol was officially commissioned in November 2003 after an implementation period of 22 months. The plant produces 300,000 tonnes of fuel alcohol annually from maize. The product is used as a 10% petrol additive.  Process design by Vogelbusch provided for...

    4-Harbin2009
    Neutral Alcohol Plant in Harbin
    HARBIN WINERY - Harbin District, PR China

    The fine alcohol plant of Harbin Winery, a Chinese producer of potable alcohol from corn, was upgraded by Vogelbusch in several steps. The client required specifically high alcohol quality in terms of organoleptic and analytical criteria and in particular with regard to methanol separation. The facility was designed to set...

  • Centrifugation

    Separating solid-liquid and liquid-liquid media.

    Concepts

    Centrifugation is a method for separating mixtures of solid and/or liquid components by using rotating equipment with high g-forces such as dekanters, centrifuges and separators.

    Applications

    Vogelbusch evaluates and specifies the separation requirements considering the feed and product properties and incorporates the suitable rotating equipment from trusted producers into its processes.

    In alcohol production decantation is an approved measure to remove suspended solids from stillage and for the recovery of corn oil. In starch sweetener processing it is applied for demudding of raw glucose solution prior to filtration.

    In combination with crystallization processes different types of batch and continuous centrifuges are deployed in citric acid and dextrose production.

    Nozzle and disk separators are used in yeast manufacturing.

    Reference for Centrifugation
    4-almagest
    Neutral Alcohol Plant in Verinsko
    ALMAGEST AG - Verinsko, Bulgaria

    Almagest opted for Vogelbusch in 2009 to produce top quality extra neutral alcohol with the highest purity and organoleptic demands, to be used in the production of alcoholic beverages. The excellent alcohol quality convinced Almagest to commission Vogelbusch again in 2011 to expand the plant capacity to 80,000 liters per...

    4 promaiz
    Bioethanol Plant in Alejandro Roca
    PROMAÍZ S. A. - Alejandro Roca, Córdoba Province, Argentina

    With a nameplate capacity of 420,000 liters per day, Promaíz is the largest bioethanol production facility in Argentina. The plant processes bioethanol from corn which is used as fuel additive in the local markets. Besides the technology package for the complete plant and detailed planning of piping and vessels, Vogelbusch has...

    4 KGG
    Citric Acid Plant in Kermanshah
    KIMIA GHARB GOSTAR Industries Co. - Kermanshah, Iran

    The plant has a capacity of 36 tons per day and is the first citric acid plant built in Iran. It is suitable for processing of raw sugar and sugar beet molasses. The process concept allows for a choice between production of either of the two commercially available forms of...

    4 cropernergies
    Bioethanol plant in Zeitz
    CROPENERGIES BIOETHANOL GmbH - Zeitz, Germany

    The 800,000 litre/day plant of CropEnergies,  a unit of German Südzucker group,  is designed for multiple grain sources together with by-products of beet sugar processing. The plant and is highly advanced in terms of energy saving and environmental protection. Vogelbusch contributed process design for the raw material processing, continuous fermentation,...

    4-Jilin2003
    Bioethanol Plant in Jilin
    JILIN FUEL ALCOHOL Co. - Jilin Province, PR China

    Located in Jilin City in Northeast China, this production line for bioethanol was officially commissioned in November 2003 after an implementation period of 22 months. The plant produces 300,000 tonnes of fuel alcohol annually from maize. The product is used as a 10% petrol additive.  Process design by Vogelbusch provided for...

    4-citrom0
    Citric Acid Plant near Cairo
    CITRO MISR Co. - 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt

    Raw sugar from local production was the substrate of choice for Citro Misr Co. of Egypt. This raw material required a new approach in the fermentation process to assure the economic feasibility of the plant. The spore cultivation was adapted and the fructose utilization was optimized for the substrate. Products include...

  • Evaporation

    Concentrating products and treating effluents.

    Concepts

    Evaporation is an approved solution in the bioprocess industry, not only for the concentration of intermediate and final products but also for the separation of thin slops or low concentrated waste water streams into a concentrated fraction and a condensate stream, which often are reused in the process. 

    Applications

    Vogelbusch offers proprietary evaporation systems for many different applications such as the concentration of mono- and polysaccharides, polyols, citric acid, yeast cream and fruit juice as well as corn steep water, distillation stillage, effluents, slops and other chemical and foodstuff industry products.

    A wide range of proprietary evaporator designs and energy saving concepts is available to meet the most diversified requirements associated with bioprocesses:

     

    Reference for Evaporation
    4 donbiotech
    Glucose Plant for Processing Complex in Volgodonsk
    OOO «DONBIOTECH» - Volgodonsk, Rostov Region, Russia

    OOO «DonBioTech», a joint venture of Russian Varshavsky group and German industrial group Evonik, sets up a grain processing facility for the production of L-lysine from wheat. VOGELBUSCH has been awarded with the detailed design and the supply of the process plant for the conversion of starch milk to glucose solution...

    4-rosva
    Biotechnological Complex in Kaluga
    JSC «BIOTECH ROSVA» - Kaluga, Russia

    The biotechnological complex put up by JSC «Biotech Rosva» uses wheat as a feedstock to produce speciality goods such as starch, gluten and various starch sugars, which are intended as ingredients for the food industry. A by-product will be used as animal feed. VOGELBUSCH is responsible for the planning and delivery...

    4 ishim0
    Glucose plant for processing compex in Ishim
    AminoSib | Agroholding «YUBILEINII» - Ishim, Tyumen Region, Russia

    ZAO Agroholding «Yubileinii» sets up a wheat processing complex in Ishim in the Tyumen Region. VOGELBUSCH has been assigned by the general contractor, Talmax Engineering s.r.o., with the supply of a glucose plant to produce a fermentation substrate. The order includes the process design as well as the supply of key...

    4 YeastConsulting
    Yeast plant in Tashkent
    CANDY GOLD - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Following a feasibility study on the production of baker's yeast, the pre-engineering for a yeast plant designed for a daily capacity of 10,000 kg based on molasses was carried out in 2015.

    4-almagest
    Neutral Alcohol Plant in Verinsko
    ALMAGEST AG - Verinsko, Bulgaria

    Almagest opted for Vogelbusch in 2009 to produce top quality extra neutral alcohol with the highest purity and organoleptic demands, to be used in the production of alcoholic beverages. The excellent alcohol quality convinced Almagest to commission Vogelbusch again in 2011 to expand the plant capacity to 80,000 liters per...

    4 YeastConsulting
    Yeast plant in El-Harrach
    CEGRO / AYS - El Harrach, Algeria

    SGP Cegro on behalf of AYS Algerian Yeast Society in 2014 ordered a feasibility study to investigate the production of 10,000 tons per year of baker's yeast to be made from imported molasses.

    4 promaiz
    Bioethanol Plant in Alejandro Roca
    PROMAÍZ S. A. - Alejandro Roca, Córdoba Province, Argentina

    With a nameplate capacity of 420,000 liters per day, Promaíz is the largest bioethanol production facility in Argentina. The plant processes bioethanol from corn which is used as fuel additive in the local markets. Besides the technology package for the complete plant and detailed planning of piping and vessels, Vogelbusch has...

    4-Inbicon
    2G Demonstration Plant in Kalundborg
    INBICON A/S - Kalundborg, Denmark

    Inbicon, a subsidiary of DONG Energy, has developed a proprietary process for the conversion of wheat straw. Complementing this biomass conversion process Inbicon has opted for sound and energy efficient technology from Vogelbusch for part of ethanol fermentation as well as the distillation, dehydration and stillage evaporation. The 17,000 liter per...

    4 KGG
    Citric Acid Plant in Kermanshah
    KIMIA GHARB GOSTAR Industries Co. - Kermanshah, Iran

    The plant has a capacity of 36 tons per day and is the first citric acid plant built in Iran. It is suitable for processing of raw sugar and sugar beet molasses. The process concept allows for a choice between production of either of the two commercially available forms of...

    4 cropernergies
    Bioethanol plant in Zeitz
    CROPENERGIES BIOETHANOL GmbH - Zeitz, Germany

    The 800,000 litre/day plant of CropEnergies,  a unit of German Südzucker group,  is designed for multiple grain sources together with by-products of beet sugar processing. The plant and is highly advanced in terms of energy saving and environmental protection. Vogelbusch contributed process design for the raw material processing, continuous fermentation,...

    4-citrom0
    Citric Acid Plant near Cairo
    CITRO MISR Co. - 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt

    Raw sugar from local production was the substrate of choice for Citro Misr Co. of Egypt. This raw material required a new approach in the fermentation process to assure the economic feasibility of the plant. The spore cultivation was adapted and the fructose utilization was optimized for the substrate. Products include...

  • Ion exchange

    Removing of ionic impurities and colors.

    Concepts

    Ion exchange is a separation process for the removal of dissolved impurities by using gel type or macroporous resins. Typically strong acidic cation exchange and weak or strong basic anion exchange resins are used.

    Applications

    In bioprocessing it is employed upstream to treat raw materials for biological processing requirements, and downstream to purify and de-colorize the final product to comply with commercial specifications.

    Vogelbusch know-how covers the embedding of ion exchange into the overall process in fixed bed reactors with co- or counter-current regeneration, including the selection of cation and anion exchange resins and automation for continuous operation. Eco-friendly design of regeneration procedures minimizes fresh water and chemical consumption and product losses.

    Reference for Ion exchange
    4-rosva
    Biotechnological Complex in Kaluga
    JSC «BIOTECH ROSVA» - Kaluga, Russia

    The biotechnological complex put up by JSC «Biotech Rosva» uses wheat as a feedstock to produce speciality goods such as starch, gluten and various starch sugars, which are intended as ingredients for the food industry. A by-product will be used as animal feed. VOGELBUSCH is responsible for the planning and delivery...

    4 KGG
    Citric Acid Plant in Kermanshah
    KIMIA GHARB GOSTAR Industries Co. - Kermanshah, Iran

    The plant has a capacity of 36 tons per day and is the first citric acid plant built in Iran. It is suitable for processing of raw sugar and sugar beet molasses. The process concept allows for a choice between production of either of the two commercially available forms of...

    4-citrom0
    Citric Acid Plant near Cairo
    CITRO MISR Co. - 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt

    Raw sugar from local production was the substrate of choice for Citro Misr Co. of Egypt. This raw material required a new approach in the fermentation process to assure the economic feasibility of the plant. The spore cultivation was adapted and the fructose utilization was optimized for the substrate. Products include...

  • Chromatography

    Splitting up components of a solution.

    Concepts

    Chromatography is a versatile method for separating components of a solution on basis of the different bonding properties of molecules. The technique is state-of-the-art for analysis and processing in the food industry and for innovative pharma and biotech applications.

    Batch type chromatography is mostly used for analysis and in pharmaceutical plants. In the commodity business, the continuously working simulated moving bed (SMB) chromatography is preferred. It is a separation technique that emulates the countercurrent flow of the solid phase and liquids and hence has a lower demand of eluent and a better utilization of the adsorbent.

    Applications

    Vogelbusch developed a novel chromatographic separation process carried out in a single column. This technology forms a perfect solution for pilot scale and small production capacities as often seen in the area of fine chemicals and other special applications.

    For processing of large quantities like in the production of  high fructose syrups or in the production of organic acids commercial scale chromatographic systems are embedded in our process solutions.  

    Related Technologies
    Reference for Chromatography
    4-rosva
    Biotechnological Complex in Kaluga
    JSC «BIOTECH ROSVA» - Kaluga, Russia

    The biotechnological complex put up by JSC «Biotech Rosva» uses wheat as a feedstock to produce speciality goods such as starch, gluten and various starch sugars, which are intended as ingredients for the food industry. A by-product will be used as animal feed. VOGELBUSCH is responsible for the planning and delivery...

  • Filtration

    Separating suspended particles.

    Concepts

    Filtration is a mechanical procedure for the separation of solid substances from liquids by using appropriate types of porous material as filter. Bioprocess applications include the separation of microorganisms, the concentration of biomass and the clarification of an intermediate or the final product.

    Applications

    As filtration requirements vary by application, suitable methods are selected from first class manufacturers in line with process conditions and product specifications.

    We utilize a wide variety of proven filtration systems such as

    • polymer,  ceramic or sintered metal cross flow membranes (for vinegar, glucose, HFS)
    • vacuum drum filters (low-DE syrups, glucose, citric acid, yeast)
    • belt filters (citric acid)
    • filter presses (low-DE syrups, glucose)

    Further, dead-end cartridge filters are used for sterilization of fermentation air, fermentation substrates and clean steam. Similar filters are used for final filtration of product solutions to comply with microbiological specifications.

    Reference for Filtration
    4 donbiotech
    Glucose Plant for Processing Complex in Volgodonsk
    OOO «DONBIOTECH» - Volgodonsk, Rostov Region, Russia

    OOO «DonBioTech», a joint venture of Russian Varshavsky group and German industrial group Evonik, sets up a grain processing facility for the production of L-lysine from wheat. VOGELBUSCH has been awarded with the detailed design and the supply of the process plant for the conversion of starch milk to glucose solution...

    4-rosva
    Biotechnological Complex in Kaluga
    JSC «BIOTECH ROSVA» - Kaluga, Russia

    The biotechnological complex put up by JSC «Biotech Rosva» uses wheat as a feedstock to produce speciality goods such as starch, gluten and various starch sugars, which are intended as ingredients for the food industry. A by-product will be used as animal feed. VOGELBUSCH is responsible for the planning and delivery...

    4 ishim0
    Glucose plant for processing compex in Ishim
    AminoSib | Agroholding «YUBILEINII» - Ishim, Tyumen Region, Russia

    ZAO Agroholding «Yubileinii» sets up a wheat processing complex in Ishim in the Tyumen Region. VOGELBUSCH has been assigned by the general contractor, Talmax Engineering s.r.o., with the supply of a glucose plant to produce a fermentation substrate. The order includes the process design as well as the supply of key...

    4 YeastConsulting
    Yeast plant in Tashkent
    CANDY GOLD - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Following a feasibility study on the production of baker's yeast, the pre-engineering for a yeast plant designed for a daily capacity of 10,000 kg based on molasses was carried out in 2015.

    4 YeastConsulting
    Yeast plant in El-Harrach
    CEGRO / AYS - El Harrach, Algeria

    SGP Cegro on behalf of AYS Algerian Yeast Society in 2014 ordered a feasibility study to investigate the production of 10,000 tons per year of baker's yeast to be made from imported molasses.

    4 SCY
    Yeast plant in Ahvaz
    RAZI YEAST & ALCOHOL Co. - Ahvaz, Iran

    Razi Yeast & Alcohol Company, formerly Sugar Cane By-Products Corporation, assigned Vogelbusch with the process design, engineering and supply of a complete plant for the production of baker's yeast from cane molasses. Production in the yeast plant started in 2009, since manufacturing 32,000 kg per day of high quality instant active dry...

    4 KGG
    Citric Acid Plant in Kermanshah
    KIMIA GHARB GOSTAR Industries Co. - Kermanshah, Iran

    The plant has a capacity of 36 tons per day and is the first citric acid plant built in Iran. It is suitable for processing of raw sugar and sugar beet molasses. The process concept allows for a choice between production of either of the two commercially available forms of...

    4-citrom0
    Citric Acid Plant near Cairo
    CITRO MISR Co. - 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt

    Raw sugar from local production was the substrate of choice for Citro Misr Co. of Egypt. This raw material required a new approach in the fermentation process to assure the economic feasibility of the plant. The spore cultivation was adapted and the fructose utilization was optimized for the substrate. Products include...

    4 gsonek0
    Vinegar fermenter in Austria
    GSONEK GmbH - Laa an der Thaya, Austria

    Supply of a vinegar fermenter type 1200 including IP-8 self priming aeration with a daily capacity of 15,000 liter (10%) for processing pure ethanol and grape and apple wine. The unit, originally set up in 1998, was later acquired by Mautner Markhof and integrated in their Vienna production facilities.

  • Crystallization

    Cleaning and product formulation.

    Concepts

    Crystallization refers to the separation of a substance or compound from a concentrated solution in the form of crystalline structures. 

    The process is placing particular emphasis on the isolation of pure solid substances. This can be the formulation of a final product which is subsequently dried, or the purification of an intermediate which is dissolved and processed further.

    Applications

    In the production of citric acid crystallization is used to isolate the product as calcium salt from the fermentation broth. Citric acid as well as starch sugars are  crystallized to formulate the final product.

    Vogelbusch crystallization designs include cooling as well as evaporation crystallizers. Sophisticated crystallizing and separation technology ensures the desired product quality.

    Reference for Crystallization
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    Biotechnological Complex in Kaluga
    JSC «BIOTECH ROSVA» - Kaluga, Russia

    The biotechnological complex put up by JSC «Biotech Rosva» uses wheat as a feedstock to produce speciality goods such as starch, gluten and various starch sugars, which are intended as ingredients for the food industry. A by-product will be used as animal feed. VOGELBUSCH is responsible for the planning and delivery...

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    Citric Acid Plant in Kermanshah
    KIMIA GHARB GOSTAR Industries Co. - Kermanshah, Iran

    The plant has a capacity of 36 tons per day and is the first citric acid plant built in Iran. It is suitable for processing of raw sugar and sugar beet molasses. The process concept allows for a choice between production of either of the two commercially available forms of...

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    Citric Acid Plant near Cairo
    CITRO MISR Co. - 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt

    Raw sugar from local production was the substrate of choice for Citro Misr Co. of Egypt. This raw material required a new approach in the fermentation process to assure the economic feasibility of the plant. The spore cultivation was adapted and the fructose utilization was optimized for the substrate. Products include...

  • Drying

    Finishing of products and co-products.

    Concepts

    A multitude of drier technologies is applied in the bioprocess industries to achieve the required final product quality. Methods differ in

    • the way the drying good is transported through the drier (by gravity, pneumatic or mechanical),
    • the heat transfer (contact with hot surface, hot air, superheated steam), as well as
    • the primary energy source (steam, gas).


    In common use are spray and fluidized bed driers, ring and rotary drum driers as well as tube bundle driers. 

    Applications

    We determine the drying requirements depending on the product and integrate the suitable drier technology in line with available energy sources. Particular attention has the reuse and recycling of heat within the overall plant so to reduce the primary energy demand, for instance by using the thermal discharge from drying to run an evaporation.

    Reference for Drying
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    Biotechnological Complex in Kaluga
    JSC «BIOTECH ROSVA» - Kaluga, Russia

    The biotechnological complex put up by JSC «Biotech Rosva» uses wheat as a feedstock to produce speciality goods such as starch, gluten and various starch sugars, which are intended as ingredients for the food industry. A by-product will be used as animal feed. VOGELBUSCH is responsible for the planning and delivery...

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    Yeast plant in Tashkent
    CANDY GOLD - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    Following a feasibility study on the production of baker's yeast, the pre-engineering for a yeast plant designed for a daily capacity of 10,000 kg based on molasses was carried out in 2015.

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    Yeast plant in El-Harrach
    CEGRO / AYS - El Harrach, Algeria

    SGP Cegro on behalf of AYS Algerian Yeast Society in 2014 ordered a feasibility study to investigate the production of 10,000 tons per year of baker's yeast to be made from imported molasses.

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    Bioethanol Plant in Alejandro Roca
    PROMAÍZ S. A. - Alejandro Roca, Córdoba Province, Argentina

    With a nameplate capacity of 420,000 liters per day, Promaíz is the largest bioethanol production facility in Argentina. The plant processes bioethanol from corn which is used as fuel additive in the local markets. Besides the technology package for the complete plant and detailed planning of piping and vessels, Vogelbusch has...

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    Yeast plant in Ahvaz
    RAZI YEAST & ALCOHOL Co. - Ahvaz, Iran

    Razi Yeast & Alcohol Company, formerly Sugar Cane By-Products Corporation, assigned Vogelbusch with the process design, engineering and supply of a complete plant for the production of baker's yeast from cane molasses. Production in the yeast plant started in 2009, since manufacturing 32,000 kg per day of high quality instant active dry...

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    Citric Acid Plant in Kermanshah
    KIMIA GHARB GOSTAR Industries Co. - Kermanshah, Iran

    The plant has a capacity of 36 tons per day and is the first citric acid plant built in Iran. It is suitable for processing of raw sugar and sugar beet molasses. The process concept allows for a choice between production of either of the two commercially available forms of...

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    Bioethanol plant in Zeitz
    CROPENERGIES BIOETHANOL GmbH - Zeitz, Germany

    The 800,000 litre/day plant of CropEnergies,  a unit of German Südzucker group,  is designed for multiple grain sources together with by-products of beet sugar processing. The plant and is highly advanced in terms of energy saving and environmental protection. Vogelbusch contributed process design for the raw material processing, continuous fermentation,...

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    Bioethanol Plant in Jilin
    JILIN FUEL ALCOHOL Co. - Jilin Province, PR China

    Located in Jilin City in Northeast China, this production line for bioethanol was officially commissioned in November 2003 after an implementation period of 22 months. The plant produces 300,000 tonnes of fuel alcohol annually from maize. The product is used as a 10% petrol additive.  Process design by Vogelbusch provided for...

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    Plant for Baby Milk Powder near Cairo
    LACTO MISR Co. - 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt

    This plant for baby milk powder and protein drink concentrates was realised by Vogelbusch in 2002 with a process licensed from a German producer of infant formula.  The enterprise is the first manufacturer of infant formula in the Middle East. The production capacity is 32 tons per day. The plant location,...

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    Citric Acid Plant near Cairo
    CITRO MISR Co. - 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt

    Raw sugar from local production was the substrate of choice for Citro Misr Co. of Egypt. This raw material required a new approach in the fermentation process to assure the economic feasibility of the plant. The spore cultivation was adapted and the fructose utilization was optimized for the substrate. Products include...

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