Volume 8, Issue 1
Published: January 16, 2014
Lean, mean ethanol machine

How a Japanese concept is aiding one ethanol producer in Sweden

 

One of the oldest ethanol facilities in Europe is still thriving despite the ongoing uncertainty within the continent on first generation biofuels.

Lantmannen Agroetanol’s facility can be found in just outside of Norrköping in Sweden, a country renowned for being at the forefront of biofuels use, and it first produced ethanol from an initial 50,000m3 capacity back in 2001.

A second plant was added in 2008 and its overall capacity is currently 230,000m3 a year, while by-products like dried distillers grains (DDGS) and, in the near future, carbon dioxide are proving reliable extra business avenues.

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