Starch Sugar Plants

Unique expertise in all processes involved.

Technology for Starch Sugar Production

Starch sugars are a group of starch derivatives, which find significant application as natural sweeteners in foodstuff and beverages or as components in other fields, for instance in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. In the bioprocess industry, they serve as a substrate to manufacture fermentation products.

How are starch sugars made?

Starch is a carbohydrate, which is extracted from agricultural feedstock such as corn, wheat, sorghum (milo), cassava (tapioca) in a wet milling plant. The extract, starch milk, is treated in several steps to separate the sugar components that the starch molecules are made of.  Depending on the desired sugar profile and functionality, the conversion conditions are selected, followed by a series of carefully adjusted purification and finishing processes.

Starch sugar know-how and technology

Vogelbusch has long experience with the conversion of starch milk using dedicated enzymes (liquefaction and saccharification process). Downstream operations include product isolation, purification and concentration steps, which are based on the desired application.

We can also carry out customized cross integration of other technologies involved (dry milling, wet milling, by-product processing) with the facilities processing starch milk into sweeteners or other upgraded starch or fermentation products.

Your benefits at a glance
  • Thorough understanding of the processes involved
  • Options from simple to complex product line-up
  • Experienced in integration of third party technologies
  • Neighbouring technologies available (alcohol, organic acids)
Product types

The different types of starch sugars vary considerably in their composition and in their dextrose equivalent (DE), which describes the degree of conversion of starch to dextrose.

High-DE Glucose

Glucose (dextrose) syrups as an intermediate product for bioprocess applications and crystalline dextrose ...

Glucose Plants
High fructose syrups

Converted high DE glucose syrup used as a sweetener and flavor enhancer ...

HFS Plants
Low-DE Products

Corn syrup (glucose-maltose syrup), maltodextrin and glucose syrup solids are a group of less sweet sugar compounds ...

Low-DE Sugar Plants

Starch sugar production facilities designed by Vogelbusch

Glucose Plant for Processing Complex in Volgodonsk
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...

Biotechnological Complex in Kaluga
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...

Glucose plant for processing compex in Ishim
AMINOSIB - Ishim, Tyumen Region, Russia

ZAO Agroholding «Yubileinii» sets up a wheat processing complex -  AminoSib - 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...

Biotechnological Complex in Kaluga
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...

Services

We license our starch sugar technologies and provide engineering services from initial process design through to the start-up of the plant:

Relevant processes

Process steps involved in starch sugar production include:

 

Project development

Product Idea1
How to turn your idea into a modern industrial bioprocessing facility

Find some guidance for the development of a manufacturing plant, illustrating the steps to be taken from the initial product idea to the operational facility:

MINDMAP Project Development
Services provided by Vogelbusch are marked with orange bars. 

Questions? Check out our FAQs on the product pages:

FAQ Glucose plant

FAQ HFS plant

FAQ Low-DE syrup plant

Complete our design questionnaire to enable us to give a professional opinion on your project

QUESTIONNAIRE Starch Sugar Plants (.doc) 

What our clients say ...

"We chose Vogelbusch’s distillation and dehydration systems for their proven capabilities, which are vital as we commercialize our advanced bioenergy technology."

Mark Niederschulte, INEOS Bio JV Bioenergy Center, 2G Bioethanol Plant, Vero Beach, Florida

News

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Contact us

VOGELBUSCH Biocommodities GmbH

Blechturmgasse 11
1051 Vienna, Austria

Tel +43 1 54 661-0
Fax +43 1 545 29 79
vienna@vogelbusch.com

VOGELBUSCH USA Inc.

1810 Snake River Road
Katy, TX 77449, USA
Tel +1 713 461 7374
Fax +1 713 461 7377
houston@vogelbusch.com
www.vbusa.com

VOGELBUSCH Hong Kong Ltd.

Flat A, 6/F, Beauty Mansion,
69-71 Kimberley Road
Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong, PR China
Tel +852 2314 3030
Fax +852 2314 0369
hongkong@vogelbusch.com